SAT Subject US History Practice Question 586: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 586

27. All the following contributed to President Franklin D. Roosevelt's election to an unprecedented third term EXCEPT:

A. his skill at conducting the war in Europe
B. his outstanding skill as a political campaigner
C. his success in creating jobs
D. his opponent's failure to offer attractive alternatives to Roosevelt's policies
E. his enormous personal popularity and ability to inspire people with his courage and optimism

Correct Answer: A

Explanation:

The United States was not yet involved in World War II, except to provide financial and material support to the Allies, when Roosevelt ran for reelection in 1940.

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