SAT Subject US History Practice Question 577: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 577

18. All of the following were proposals of Alexander Hamilton EXCEPT:

A. a national bank
B. repeal of the whiskey tax
C. protective tariffs
D. the federal government should assume state debts incurred during the Revolution
E. direct support to industry by government subsidies

Correct Answer: B


Hamilton helped push the excise tax on whiskey through Congress as a way to raise revenue. When opposition to the tax developed in western Pennsylvania in 1794, Hamilton accompanied President Washington and a large U.S. Army to put down the so-called Whiskey Rebellion. The other choices are all actual proposals of Hamilton.

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