SAT Subject US History Practice Question 472: Answer and Explanation
3. Which of the following administrations authorized continued financial aid to the Nicaraguan Contras in defiance of congressional laws against it?
A. Gerald Ford
B. Jimmy Carter
C. Ronald Reagan
D. George H. W. Bush
E. George W. Bush
Correct Answer: C
Reagan was exonerated from any wrongdoing, but it was his administration that aided the Nicaraguan Contras in defiance of congressional laws.