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SAT® Subject Test in U.S. History

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"The Rust Belt"

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The Rust Belt. Digital image. Chicago Events Powered by Evensi. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Mar. 2016.

The map above shows a region that became known as"The Rustbelt" by the 1970s.

Which of the following best explains the reason for this region's development?

A

The vast aging railroad network which had fallen into disrepair due to declining usage.

B

Many Americans were moving to the "Sunbelt" region (Southwest, Florida) to escape the harsh climate of that area.

C

High property taxes and failing schools forced many Americans to re-locate to other regions.

D

The vast migration of many Americans out of the region due to the rapidly decaying urban infrastructure.

E

"De-industrialization" due to foreign competition and the relocation of many industries to the South.