SAT Subject US History Practice Question 184: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 184

75. "We believe that America had something better to offer mankind than those aims she is now pursuing.... She has lost her unique position as a potential leader in the progress of civilization and has taken up her place simply as one of the grasping and selfish nations of the present day." The speaker of this quotation most likely opposed the

A. Lewis and Clark expedition
B. California gold rush
C. annexation of the Philippines
D. Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition
E. passage of the Nineteenth Amendment

Correct Answer: C


The speaker of the quotation clearly opposes imperialism. The annexation of the Philippines is the only choice that the general public would have regarded as imperialist.

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