SAT Subject US History Practice Question 436: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 436

57. Which of the following best describes the effect of the Monroe Doctrine on world politics?

A. Great Britain became more actively involved in Canadian affairs.
B. The United States was determined to take over Central and South America.
C. Spain began to play an active role in a series of Latin American wars for independence.
D. France began supporting Native Americans in their attempts to retake their ancestral lands from the U.S. government.
E. It set the tone for U.S. foreign policy in the future.

Correct Answer: E


The Monroe Doctrine threatened any nation with colonial ambitions in the western hemisphere. The threat set the tone for U.S. foreign policy into the 21st century.

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