SAT Subject US History Practice Question 413: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 413

34. Secretary of State John Hay called for an Open Door Policy toward China in 1899 primarily because

A. Japan threatened to close its ports to the West
B. Britain and France were pulling out of Asia
C. The United States feared it would be shut out of trade and investment in China
D. Russia and France were about to go to war over China
E. Russia blocked sea access to Manchuria

Correct Answer: C


The Open Door Policy called for fair trade access to China for all nations.

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