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
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.