SAT Subject US History Practice Question 511: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 511

42. Which section of Article VI of the Constitution states that when federal and state laws come into conflict with each other, ultimate authority is given to federal laws?

A. Eminent domain
B. Supremacy clause
C. Public domain
D. Sovereignty clause
E. Elastic clause

Correct Answer: B


The Constitution states that it is "the supreme law of the land . . . laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding."

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