SAT Subject US History Practice Question 67: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 67

1. Theodore Roosevelt believed that big business should be regulated federally primarily because

A. it was wrong for so few people to control so much money and property
B. owners would not take proper care of the welfare of their workers or customers unless forced to by law
C. businesses were not efficiently run or profitable
D. too many people bought imported goods rather than goods made in the United States
E. businesses were destroying too great a proportion of the nation’s natural resources

Correct Answer: B

Explanation:

Roosevelt wanted to establish laws that businesses would have to obey because he had ample evidence that businesses were concerned only with profits, not with the health and safety of their workers or customers.

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