SAT Subject US History Practice Question 729: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 729

80. Which of the following organizations advocated carrying guns for self-defense?

A. Students for a Democratic Society
B. Congress of Racial Equality
C. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
D. Black Panther Party
E. Vietnam Day Committee

Correct Answer: D

Explanation:

The Black Panther Party was an explicitly revolutionary socialist organization that advocated carrying guns for self-defense. The Congress of Racial Equality (B) and the National Association for the Advancement for Colored People (C) were explicitly nonviolent, while Students for a Democratic Society (A) and the Vietnam Day Committee (E) had no policy on guns. The most famous image of the Black Panthers is a photograph of a group of Panthers standing with rifles on the steps of the California legislature.

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