SAT Subject US History Practice Question 572: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 572

13. Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally. The speaker of the above quotation is probably which of the following?

A. Jefferson Davis
B. Abraham Lincoln
C. Theodore Roosevelt
D. Stephen Douglas
E. Robert E. Lee

Correct Answer: B


The speaker of the quotation is clearly against the institution of slavery, and among the choices, only Abraham Lincoln falls into this category. It is not likely that Theodore Roosevelt (choice C) is the speaker since slavery had been abolished by the time he became an adult.

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