SAT Subject US History Practice Question 929: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 929

10. Two significant events that occurred during the administration of Ronald Reagan were

A. the removal of the Berlin Wall and the break-up of the Soviet Union.
B. the Camp David Accords and Declaration of Human Rights.
C. Watergate scandal and the overture to China.
D. the end of the Iran hostage crisis and the invasion of Grenada.
E. War on Poverty and the first major escalation of the Vietnam War.

Correct Answer: D

Explanation:

Ronald Reagan served as president from 1981 to 1989. The hostages were released from the American embassy in Iran on the day Reagan took office. The invasion of Grenada occurred in 1983. The fall of the Berlin Wall and the break-up of the Soviet Union (A) occurred during the George H. W. Bush administration. The Camp David Accords and Declaration of Human Rights (B) were signed during the Jimmy Carter administration. The Watergate scandal and the overture to China (C) occurred during the administration of Richard Nixon. The War on Poverty and the escalation of the Vietnam War (E) occurred during the administration of Lyndon Johnson.

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