SAT Subject US History Practice Question 713: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 713

64. The Compromise of 1850 included all of the following EXCEPT

A. a strengthened Fugitive Slave Law.
B. permission to continue slavery but not slave auctions in Washington, D.C.
C. resolution of the Texas-New Mexico border dispute.
D. postponing a decision on the question of slavery in the California territory.
E. postponing a decision on the question of slavery in the Utah territory.

Correct Answer: D

Explanation:

California was admitted as a free state in the compromise. All other choices were part of the compromise. The other important parts were (A) the Fugitive Slave Law and (E) leaving the status of Utah to be resolved in the future. The 1850 Compromise put off the major questions, but it did prevent war for 10 years.

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