SAT Subject US History Practice Question 542: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 542

73. The primary cause of the market revolution of the early 1800s was

A. the creation of a national bank
B. the building of national roads and canals
C. the abandonment of the gold standard
D. the development of refrigeration
E. the signing of an international trade agreement

Correct Answer: B


The market revolution refers to the expansion of local markets into regional and national ones. The transportation system was what made this possible.

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