SAT Subject US History Practice Question 1140: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 1140

3. Bill Clinton supported free-trade policies by signing the

A. free-trade agreement with France.
B. North American Free Trade Agreement.
C. Dayton Accord.
D. order imposing sanctions on Japanese trade with the United States.
E. agreement to establish multinational companies.

Correct Answer: B


Bill Clinton was a strong proponent of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). There were no new free trade agreements with France. The Dayton Accords were signed in 1995, ending years of civil war among the Muslims, Croats, and Serbs in Bosnia. Bill Clinton threatened to place economic sanctions on Japanese products if the Japanese did not open its doors to American goods. However, had these sanctions been ordered, they would have been a step away from free trade. Multinational corporations developed as a result of economic conditions, not as a result of any specific agreement to establish them.

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