SAT Subject US History Practice Question 52: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 52

1. The Union strategy for winning the war included all the following EXCEPT:

A. dividing the Confederacy along the Mississippi River and conquering both halves in turn
B. taking control of the Mississippi so that the South could not use it for trade or communication
C. blockading Confederate ports so that no supplies or reinforcements could come in
D. capturing and killing Confederate President Jefferson Davis
E. capturing the capital city of Richmond, Virginia

Correct Answer: D


The Union Army never intended to kill or capture Jefferson Davis. The other four choices were clearly important points in winning a war.

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