SAT Subject US History Practice Question 500: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 500

31. Theodore Roosevelt's "Square Deal" called for all the following EXCEPT:

A. limiting the power of trusts
B. enacting cuts in personal income taxes
C. promoting public health and safety
D. improving working conditions for the laboring class
E. balancing the interests of big business, consumers, and labor

Correct Answer: B

Explanation:

There were no personal income taxes in the United States until the ratification of the Sixteenth Amendment in 1913, well after Roose velt left office.

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