SAT Subject US History Practice Question 759: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 759

20. President Clinton's position on gun control and law enforcement was reflected in his

A. support for the Contract with America.
B. appointment of Sandra Day O'Connor to the Supreme Court.
C. approval of the Dayton Accords.
D. signing of the Brady Bill.
E. support from the National Rifle Association.

Correct Answer: D


In 1994, Clinton signed the Brady Bill, which provided for stricter gun control and other crime prevention measures. The Contract with America (A) was a Republican program, while Clinton was a Democrat. Sandra Day O'Connor (B) was the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court in 1981. She was appointed by Ronald Reagan, not Clinton. The Dayton Accords (C) were signed in 1995 to end the civil war in Bosnia. The National Rifle Association (E) is a pro-gun organization and did not support Clinton's position.

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