SAT II US History : Summary of U.S. Social History from 1790 to 1898

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for SAT II US History

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Example Question #56 : U.S. Social History

What were the two countries that contributed the most immigrants to the United States in the 19th century?

Possible Answers:

England and France

Russia and Italy

Ireland and China

Scotland and Mexico

Germany and Ireland

Correct answer:

Germany and Ireland

Explanation:

During the 19th century, the Germans and the Irish were the largest immigrant populations in the United States. The Irish Potato Famine during the 1840s led to an increase in the already high Irish immigration numbers, and the 1848 revolutions in Germany led to an even greater increase in the already higher German immigration numbers. From 1840-1880 Germany supplied the greatest number of immigrants to the United States.

Example Question #57 : U.S. Social History

Which of the following was not a social reform movement of the antebellum period?

Possible Answers:

Sabbatarianism

Women's rights movement

All of these were antebellum reform movements

Temperance movement

Abolitionism

Correct answer:

All of these were antebellum reform movements

Explanation:

All four of these were social reform movements that began in the period before the American Civil War. Other reforms during the antebellum period include prison reforms, mental hospital reforms, education reforms, Protestant revivalism, and more.

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