SAT Subject US History Practice Question 601: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 601

42. The Iran hostage crisis had an impact on which presidential election?

A. 1972
B. 1976
C. 1980
D. 1984
E. 1988

Correct Answer: C


Many people held President Jimmy Carter responsible for failing to resolve the Iran hostage crisis; Ronald Reagan made this a centerpiece of his victorious campaign against Carter.

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