SAT Subject US History Practice Question 130: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 130

21. The U.S. pressured Cuba to accept the Platt Amendment in 1901. It made Cuba a protectorate of the United States. A protectorate is a

A. U.S. possession
B. country that promises to help protect the United States
C. country that contributes soldiers to the U.S. Army
D. country that accepts U.S. protection in exchange for the right of the United States to intervene in its affairs
E. country that is protected from U.S. aggression

Correct Answer: D

Explanation:

This is the correct definition of a protectorate.

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