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 saranash1
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#10701
The correct answer choice states that a law is described, the rationale put forward for ONE of its clauses is outlined & dismissed, and a different rationale for the clause is presented.
But in the passages TWO main reasons were advanced for the restriction on the Native American's ability to sell their lands & both of those are dismissed.
 Steve Stein
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#10730
Hi saranash1,

Thanks for your question--that answer choice is cleverly worded; there are indeed two main reasons discussed--together, they make up the referenced rationale for the Dawes Act clause discussed by the author.

I hope that's helpful--please let me know whether this is clear--thanks!

~Steve
 saranash1
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#10769
But if there was only one rationale for the Dawes act (the combination of the two reasons that were discussed) shouldn't the word "one" be eliminated?
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#10844
Hi saranash1,

"One of its clauses" refers to the Dawes Act clause discussed.

I hope that's helpful! Please let me know whether this is clear--thanks!

~Steve
 saranash1
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#10912
Well, If one refers to the Dawes Act what is the other clause discussed? "One" typically means there are others & it seems the Dawes Act is the only thing discussed?
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#10923
Hi saranash1,

Thanks for your response. To be clear, the Dawes Act is the law in question, and this choice deals with one of its (that is, one of the Dawes Act's) clauses--specifically, the 25 year waiting period for full ownership of land. You're correct that "one" sometimes suggests others, but only one clause is discussed in this passage.

I hope that's helpful--please let me know whether this is clear--thanks!

~Steve
 saranash1
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ok that makes sense Thanks!

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