SAT Subject US History Practice Question 570: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 570

11. Civil rights groups opposed the Vietnam War primarily because

A. they supported the North Vietnamese and the communists
B. the media had stopped covering the civil rights movement in order to cover the war news
C. money that had been earmarked for social programs was diverted to military use
D. they objected to the war on religious and pacifist grounds
E. they wanted to prevent the reelection of President Lyndon Johnson

Correct Answer: C

Explanation:

Civil rights groups did not approve of spending money to fight a dubious foreign war when that money could be better spent fighting a war on poverty and discrimination at home.

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