SAT Subject US History Practice Question 574: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 574

15. In 1837, Democratic Party members of Congress passed a "gag rule" forbidding any discussion or debate of

A. corruption
B. sedition
C. abolition
D. expansion
E. imperialism

Correct Answer: C


The Democratic Party was the proslavery party; therefore, Democrats did not want to discuss the issue of abolition.

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