SAT Subject US History Practice Question 69: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 69

3. Conservatives supported environmental legislation under Roosevelt and Taft because

A. they did not want the natural resources of the United States to die out or be used up
B. they wanted a place in which to go hunting
C. they always sided with the owners in labor disputes
D. they opposed regulation of big business
E. they did not want certain rare species of birds or animals to become extinct

Correct Answer: A


Conservatives supported the interests of big business. They understood that protecting the environment meant that it would continue to renew itself, providing big business with timber, fuel, coal, and other resources for all time.

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