SAT Subject US History Practice Question 1145: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 1145

4. The Bush Doctrine refers to

A. a policy of unilateral, preemptive strikes against suspected terrorist threats against the United States and its allies.
B. a program of tax cuts to spark economic activity.
C. a policy of creating an international coalition of forces to crush terrorist threats.
D. rebuilding the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina.
E. a systematic plan to encourage environmental initiatives to prevent global warming.

Correct Answer: A


The Bush Doctrine refers to Bush's determination to prevent terrorist strikes against the United States and its allies, regardless of whether other nations joined or even approved (C). It had nothing to do with tax cuts (B), Hurricane Katrina (D), or environmental initiatives (E).