Passage II


15. It can reasonably be inferred from the passage that at the time ER began working for social reform, the
United States was:

  • A. deeply committed to reforms in education and
    health care.

  • B. experiencing a time of national prosperity that
    contributed to ER’s ideals concerning the public

  • C. concentrating on affairs at home due to isolationist
    policies and the spread of democracy overseas.

  • D. unsupportive of the idea that the government was
    responsible for the welfare of its poor and neglected.