SAT Subject US History Practice Question 9: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 9

1. The Navigation Acts of the 1650s had all the following purposes EXCEPT:

A. to protect colonial trade
B. to increase profits for Great Britain
C. to maintain English control over colonial trade
D. to foster a mercantilist economy
E. to increase imports to the colonies while decreasing exports

Correct Answer: E


The Navigation Acts were intended in part to keep the level of colonial imports well below the level of colonial exports. Choice E states the opposite.

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