SAT Subject US History Practice Question 503: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 503

34. For what did you throw off the yoke of Britain and call yourselves independent? Was it from a disposi tion fond of change, or to procure new masters ?... This new form of national government . . . will be dangerous to your liberty and happiness. The speaker of the above quotation was most likely a member of which group?

A. Federalists
B. Sons of Liberty
C. Democrats
D. Antifederalists
E. Tories

Correct Answer: D


The reference to "the yoke of Britain" and the objection to the "new form of national government" make it clear that the speaker must have been an Antifederalist objecting to the Constitution.

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