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SAT® Subject Test in U.S. History

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The Growth of New England

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Which of the following best explains how both Rhode Island and New Hampshire became English colonies?

A

An increase in population necessitated more farmland.

B

The shipbuilding industry’s need for timber made expansion into these territories inevitable.

C

The expansion of the whaling industry made these lands invaluable.

D

Religious differences with Massachusetts necessitated the need for “havens” of religious toleration.

E

They served as refuge from the several wars with the Pequot natives of Massachusetts.