SAT Subject US History Practice Question 612: Answer and Explanation
53. There never has yet existed a wealthy and a civi lized society in which one portion of the community did not . . . live on the labor of another. The speaker of the above quotation was defending which of the following?
A. The establishment of the Confederacy
B. South Carolina's right to secede from the United States
C. the creation of the National Bank
D. The institution of slavery
E. The doctrine of nullification
Correct Answer: D
The speaker clearly is defending slavery by stating that there are historical precedents for it.