SAT Subject US History Practice Question 931: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 931

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What incident is referred to in the map title above?

A. King Phillip's War
B. The Pequot War
C. The disappearance of the buffalo
D. The protests of Tecumseh
E. The Trail of Tears

Correct Answer: E

Explanation:

The Trail of Tears was the forced trek of the southeastern Indians, most famously the Cherokee, to the Indian Territory (Oklahoma) west of the Mississippi River. King Phillip's War (A) was the attack of the Wampanoags and Narragansett Indians on Massachusetts and Rhode Island settlements, in 1675 and 1676. The Pequot War (B) was the massacre of the Pequot Indians after they attacked the Massachusetts colonists in 1637. The buffalo (C) were slaughtered by the whites as the railroads were built in the Great Plains in the 1870s, and Tecumseh (D) was the visionary Indian leader who united the Old Northwest tribes behind the Shawnee to eliminate whites once and for all. He was defeated by William Henry Harrison at Tippecanoe in 1811 and then at the Battle of the Thames in 1813 during the War of 1812.

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