SAT Subject US History Practice Question 96: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 96

3. President Johnson called for a voting rights bill in 1965 after

A. Martin Luther King., Jr., was assassinated
B. he defeated the Republican Barry Goldwater in a landslide election
C. Betty Friedan and others formed the National Organization for Women
D. racial disturbances broke out in Detroit and Los Angeles
E. a protest march let by Martin Luther King, Jr., was met with violence

Correct Answer: E

Explanation:

Johnson called for passage of a voting rights act after a protest march led by Martin Luther King, Jr., was met with violence near Selma, Alabama.

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