United States History

African Americans traveled west after the Civil War for all the following reasons EXCEPT:

(A) to work on the railroad
(B) to escape racial segregation
(C) to work in the fur-trading industry
(D) to mine gold and silver
(E) to claim homesteads for themselves and their families
  1. Correct Answer: C


    The fur-trading industry had died out before the Civil War. People were still hunting and trapping animals for their fur, but there was no longer a major industry to attract people to the West en masse.

Test ID: 1614
Source: SAT Practice Test