SAT Subject US History Practice Question 949: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 949

30. The McCain-Feingold Bill

A. provided for banking reform and set up the FDIC.
B. introduced campaign finance reform by limiting soft-money contributions to political parties and prohibiting advocacy ads.
C. built thousands of miles of interstate highways after World War II.
D. prevented the president from sending troops to a foreign country for more than 60 days without a vote from Congress.
E. would have made Reconstruction the responsibility of the Congress rather than the president if Lincoln hadn't vetoed it.

Correct Answer: B

Explanation:

The McCain-Feingold Bill advocated for campaign finance reform. The Glass-Steagall Act set up the FDIC (A). The Interstate Highway Act built the interstate highway system after World War II (C). The War Powers Act of 1973 prevented the president from sending troops to a foreign country for more than 60 days without a vote from Congress (D). The Wade-Davis Bill would have made Congress responsible for Reconstruction after the Civil War (E).

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