SAT Subject US History Practice Question 449: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 449


The main point of the political cartoon above is that

A. the United States was founded by slaveholders such as George Washington
B. Abraham Lincoln was a deeply religious man
C. churches in the United States were hypocritical because seating was segregated by race
D. Abraham Lincoln did not have a prayer of winning a series of debates with Stephen Dou glas
E. no slaveholder could ever expect absolution for any sins he had committed

Correct Answer: A


The cartoon suggests that the Union position against slaveholding is hypocritical because Washington and others who founded the United States were slaveholders.

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