SAT II US History : Representative Viewpoints in U.S. Political History from 1899 to the Present

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Example Question #650 : Sat Subject Test In United States History

Leaders of the women's suffrage movement Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony opposed a Constitutional amendment. Which amendment did they oppose, and why did they oppose its passage?

Possible Answers:

Stanton and Anthony refused to support the passage of the Twenty-First Amendment because they strongly supported the temperance movement as empowering to women.

Stanton and Anthony opposed Twenty-First Amendment because they did not believe in repealing amendments that had already been passed.

Stanton and Anthony opposed the Nineteenth Amendment because they felt it did not go far enough in guaranteeing equal rights for women.

Stanton and Anthony refused to support the Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, arguing against granting legal protection and voting rights to African American men while women of all backgrounds were still denied suffrage.

Stanton and Anthony opposed the Eighteenth Amendment because they believed prohibition was a violation of personal choice.

Correct answer:

Stanton and Anthony refused to support the Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, arguing against granting legal protection and voting rights to African American men while women of all backgrounds were still denied suffrage.

Explanation:

Stanton and Anthony opposed the Reconstruction Amendments, particularly the Fifteenth Amendment, because it did not grant voting rights to women. This led to a schism in the suffrage movement among activists who felt that granting the vote to emancipated African Americans should take priority, and those such as Stanton and Anthony who felt it was unfair.

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