SAT Subject US History Practice Question 453: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 453

74. Congress passed the National Recovery Act in 1933 to do all the following EXCEPT:

A. stabilize prices
B. create jobs through public-works projects
C. allow industries to regulate themselves
D. raise wages
E. enforce antitrust laws

Correct Answer: E


The NRA allowed industries to regulate themselves by establishing a code system of fair competition. Those industry-created codes had the force of law and were exempt from antitrust laws.

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