SAT Subject US History Practice Question 926: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 926

7. Black Tuesday is a significant day in U.S. history because it marks the beginning of

A. U.S. involvement in World War II in 1941.
B. the Depression of 1929.
C. the atomic age with the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945.
D. World War I in 1914.
E. the great blackout in New York City in 1976.

Correct Answer: B


Black Tuesday refers to October 29, 1929, when the stock market crashed signaling the beginning of the Great Depression. Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, "the day that will live in infamy," which motivated the United States to enter into World War II (A). The other days have no catch phrases associated with them.

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