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SAT® Subject Test in U.S. History

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The Monitor and Merrimack

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The naval Battle of Hampton Roads was historically significant because:

A

It was an essential battle that allowed the Union to take over New Orleans.

B

It was the first and last time the Confederacy launched a naval assault on the Northern blockade.

C

It opened up Washington DC to Confederate attacks.

D

Though it resulted in a draw, it was the first time ironclad ships battled.

E

It was the climactic battle in the Union campaign to take control of the Mississippi River.