SAT Subject US History Practice Question 488: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 488

19. The Seneca Falls Convention of 1848 was called primarily to

A. integrate U.S. society along race, gender, and class lines
B. declare that women and men should have equal rights
C. revise the Declaration of Independence
D. force the president of the United States to grant women the right to vote
E. do away with the economic system based on owning private property

Correct Answer: B


The Seneca Falls Convention was convened primarily to raise awareness and to be the springboard to a fight for women's legal rights, such as the right to own property.

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