SAT Subject US History Practice Question 122: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 122

13. President James Monroe issued the Monroe Doctrine in 1823, warning European powers not to establish new colonies in the western hemisphere. This policy was supported by

A. Spain
B. Russia
C. England
D. France
E. Cuba

Correct Answer: C


The Monroe Doctrine was aimed at conservative governments in Spain, Russia, and France. Cuba was a colony of Spain. England supported the policy and wanted to cosign the document. However, Secretary of State John Quincy Adams convinced President Monroe to issue it independently.

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