SAT Subject US History Practice Question 457: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 457

78. The Articles of Confederation did not provide a good basis for government primarily because

A. they established no legislative branch for the national government
B. they gave the federal government no power to raise money from the states
C. they put too much power in the hands of the federal judiciary
D. they reserved no individual rights to the states of the Union
E. they required a unanimous vote of all the states to pass any legislation

Correct Answer: B


The lack of any strength at all in the central government, especially its lack of the power to raise money, was the primary reason the framers wrote a new governing document, the Constitution.

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