SAT Subject US History Practice Question 628: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 628

69. Shays' Rebellion in 1786 is significant because it

A. gave the U.S. militia a chance to demonstrate its efficiency
B. raised doubts about the ability of a decentral ized government to deal with civil unrest
C. opened the door to westward expansion
D. united farmers against Native Americans
E. allowed former Revolutionary War officers to take up arms again

Correct Answer: B

Explanation:

Shays' Rebellion made it clear that the Articles of Confederation did not give the central government enough authority to hold the nation together.

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