SAT Subject US History Practice Question 537: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 537

68. All the following statements support the theory that the West was developed by big business, big government, and technology EXCEPT:

A. The government gave away land to anyone who would claim it, live on it, and farm it.
B. The railroad companies brought thousands of Chinese immigrants to the West.
C. The U.S. Army protected the settlers and evicted Native Americans.
D. The railroad made it possible to transport necessary supplies to pioneer farmers in rural areas.
E. Farmers had no national association to which they could apply for help.

Correct Answer: E

Explanation:

The first four choices all describe direct action taken by the government, big business, and technology to settle the West.

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