SAT Subject US History Practice Question 939: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 939

20. The Pentagon Papers contained information on all of the following presidents EXCEPT

A. Dwight D. Eisenhower.
B. Richard Nixon.
C. Lyndon Johnson.
D. Jimmy Carter.
E. John Kennedy.

Correct Answer: D


The Pentagon Papers were a history of Vietnam and the American involvement in Vietnam. Jimmy Carter was president after the pull-out of troops from Vietnam and after the Pentagon Papers were published. Eisenhower (A) and Kennedy (E) sent 3,000 and 13,000 "advisers" to Vietnam respectively. The greatest U.S. involvement in the war was during the Nixon (B) and Johnson (C) administrations.

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