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SAT® Subject Test in U.S. History

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The USA PATRIOT Act

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In October 2001, just weeks after the 9/11 attacks, Congress passed and President Bush signed the USA PATRIOT Act.

Aimed at protecting America's national security, what has been a source of controversy with some provisions of the law?

A

It granted the TSA, the Transportation Security Administration, the power to perform in-depth airport screenings.

B

It granted extensive powers to the Federal government with respect to an individual's privacy.

C

It authorized the deployment of many states' National Guard units, despite some states' disapproval, to Afghanistan.

D

It greatly reduced the percentage of immigrants from Middle Eastern nations from entering the U.S.

E

It has been seen as the cause of the increase in the number of hate groups within the American society.