SAT Subject US History Practice Question 567: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 567

8. African Americans and women first served in combat duty in which of the following wars?

A. Revolutionary War
B. World War I
C. Vietnam War
D. Persian Gulf War
E. War in Iraq

Correct Answer: A

Explanation:

African Americans have served with distinction in combat in every war the United States has ever fought, although the armed forces were segregated from 1812 until after World War II. Women fought in combat in the Revolutionary War, some in disguise, such as Deborah Sampson, and others openly in an emergency, such as Mary Ludwig Hayes.

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