SAT Subject US History Practice Question 1103: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 1103

2. The United States demonstrated its support for the Allies before it entered World War II by

A. the announcement of the Stimson Doctrine.
B. its reaction to the sinking of the Panay by Japan.
C. the adoption of the policy of Lend-Lease.
D. its participation in the League of Nations.
E. its participation in the Washington Conference in 1921.

Correct Answer: C

Explanation:

The United States had clearly chosen sides with the passage of the Lend-Lease Act in 1941. The Stimson Doctrine was the U.S. response to the Japanese invasion of Manchuria. The attack on the Panay resulted in the Japanese paying an indemnity to the United States. The U.S. Senate rejected the Treaty of Versailles, which ended World War I. It also rejected any U.S. participation in the League of Nations. The United States did participate in the Washington Conference in 1921, but this was long before the problems with Hitler arose.

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