SAT Subject US History Practice Question 895: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 895

66. Eugene V. Debs and Robert M. La Follette were similar in that both

A. opposed U.S. involvement in World War II.
B. ran for president on third-party tickets.
C. rejected sweeping challenges to the status quo.
D. were arrested under the Espionage Act during World War I.
E. served in Franklin D. Roosevelt's cabinet.

Correct Answer: B


Debs ran for president in 1900, 1904, 1908, 1912, and 1920 with the Socialist Party; La Follette ran for president in 1924 with the Progressive Party. Both had died by 1926, precluding opposition to World War II (A) or participation in Franklin D. Roosevelt's cabinet (E). Both favored sweeping changes to the status quo (C), and only Debs was arrested during World War I (D).

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