SAT Subject US History Practice Question 568: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 568

9. Which of the following groups did NOT help form the Free-Soil Party in 1848?

A. Abolitionists
B. Farmers
C. Industrial workers
D. Land reformers
E. Southern conservatives

Correct Answer: E


The Free Soil Party consisted of those people who wanted slavery barred from the Mexican Cession. As their name suggests, the Free Soil Party opposed any expansion of slavery into the American west. Therefore, the party did not include Southern conservatives.

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