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SAT® Subject Test in U.S. History

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The Election of 1992

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Despite a rousing victory in the Persian Gulf War a year earlier, President George H.W. Bush failed to win re-election as President in 1992.

All but which of the following led to his defeat?

A

The nation was experiencing a recession.

B

Bush lost support when he later broke his 1988 "no new taxes" promise.

C

Democratic candidate Bill Clinton was popular with the younger generation of voters.

D

Bush found himself the subject of a campaign financing scandal.

E

A viable third-party candidate, Ross Perot, entered the race.