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SAT® Subject Test in U.S. History

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The Los Angeles Riots of 1992

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The Los Angeles riots which took place in April 1992, became a national issue claiming 55 lives, injuring 2,300 and burning over 800 buildings in the city.

What did these troubling events reveal to American political leaders and the public in general?

A

California cities were not immune to the complex problems that southern cities had experienced during earlier decades.

B

Police brutality was prevalent across the nation and was an issue not solved during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.

C

Very little, if anything, was accomplished for minorities during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.

D

The riots had a basis in the economic and social limitations still plaguing minorities in America's urban centers.

E

The Federal government had to re-focus its attention on America's domestic problems, not bringing an end to the Cold War.