1. 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 welfare.

  • 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