SAT Subject US History Practice Question 522: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 522

53. Which of the following is a broad program created by Martin Luther King, Jr., to confront the issues of U.S. economic inequalilty and poverty regardless of race.

A. The Poor People's Campaign
B. The March on Washington
C. Affirmative action
D. Black power
E. War on Poverty

Correct Answer: A


In 1968, King organized the Poor People's Campaign to focus the nation on economic inequality. King's campaign demanded that the U.S. government aid the poor with a large jobs program that would rebuild U.S. inner cities. He was angry that money for social programs was being used instead to fight the Vietnam War.

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