SAT Subject US History Practice Question 278: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 278

79. The Monroe Doctrine states that the United States will

A. not allow any European power to colonize U.S. territory
B. view any attempt to colonize Latin America as hostile toward the United States
C. encourage Latin American colonies to rebel against their European mother countries
D. actively support Latin American revolutions and wars for independence
E. support European powers that want to colonize Latin America

Correct Answer: B

Explanation:

The Monroe Doctrine states that the United States will remain neutral between the European powers and any of their present Latin American colonies but will regard any further attempt at colonization in the western hemisphere as an attack on itself.

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