SAT Subject US History Practice Question 454: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 454

75. Who pays the big election expenses of your con gressman ?... Do you imagine those who foot those huge bills are fools? Don't you know that they make sure of getting their money back, with interest? The speaker of the above quotation most likely supported which of the following?

A. Progressivism
B. Prohibition
C. Segregation
D. Reconstruction
E. Cronyism

Correct Answer: A


Progressivism was a movement that included political reform: Progressives tried to eliminate the political habit of kowtowing to the specialinterest lobbies that the speaker describes in the quotation.

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