SAT Subject US History Practice Question 33: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 33

2. What was the major aim of George Washington's foreign policy?

A. To remain friendly with but neutral toward all nations
B. To support the French monarchy during the French Revolution
C. To support the revolutionaries during the French Revolution
D. To stake a claim to the Louisiana territory
E. To settle the Northwest Territory as soon as possible

Correct Answer: A


Washington believed that the United States should not become involved in foreign wars. He did not want the United States to take sides during the French Revolution. The expansion of U.S. claims to the West did not take place during his administration.

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