SAT Subject US History Practice Question 579: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 579

20. The American Federation of Labor was founded in 1886 as a result of

A. the Haymarket Riot
B. the election of President Grover Cleveland
C. a severe financial panic
D. federal legislation
E. negotiations between owners and workers

Correct Answer: A


The Haymarket Riot led skilled workers to break away from unskilled workers and join the AFL, which was founded by Samuel Gompers in 1886.

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