SAT Subject US History Practice Question 482: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 482

13. American Tories remained loyal to Great Britain during the Revolutionary War for all the following reasons EXCEPT:

A. belief that it was immoral to turn against a hereditary monarch
B. desire to protect the power and wealth they enjoyed as British subjects
C. personal loyalty to King George III
D. unwillingness to commit what they believed was treason by taking up arms against Britain
E. belief that the various acts of Parliament were neither onerous nor oppressive

Correct Answer: E

Explanation:

Most Tories did not like the acts of Parliament any better than other colonists, but they did not see independence as a viable solution.

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