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SAT® Subject Test in U.S. History

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President Roosevelt's Stance on Conservation

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Of all the questions which can come before this nation, short of the actual preservation of its existence in a great war, there is none which compares in importance with the great central task of leaving this land even a better land for our descendants than it is for us.

This quote by President Roosevelt illustrates his most passionate cause as a Progressive -- conservation.

Which of the following led the President to make this statement?

A

The pollution of America's skies by coal-powered factories.

B

The construction of the Alaskan oil pipeline.

C

The sale of The Black Hills Territory to corporate mining interests.

D

The deforestation of America's woodlands.

E

The dumping of toxic waste into American rivers.