SAT Subject US History Practice Question 46: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 46

1. Between 1830 and 1850, the United States gained land that would become all the following present-day states EXCEPT:

A. California
B. North Dakota
C. Washington
D. Oregon
E. Texas

Correct Answer: B

Explanation:

The United States gained Oregon and Washington in an 1846 agreement with Britain, Texas became a state in 1846, and California was part of the Mexican Cession of 1848. The Dakota Territory continued to belong, at least in name, to the Native Americans of the Plains.

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