SAT Subject US History Practice Question 578: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 578

19. Which of the following did President Abraham Lincoln quote from in his Gettysburg Address?

A. The Constitution
B. The Declaration of Independence
C. Common Sense
D. The Federalist Papers
E. The Emancipation Proclamation

Correct Answer: B

Explanation:

Lincoln began his Gettysburg Address with a direct allusion to and quotation from the Declaration of Independence. "Fourscore and seven years ago" refers to 1776, and "all men are created equal" is a quotation from the document.

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