SAT Subject US History Practice Question 70: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 70

1. The United States became an imperialist nation in the late 1800s for all the following reasons EXCEPT:

A. desire to establish new markets for U.S. goods
B. interest in acquiring naval bases in strategic locations
C. need to obtain inexpensive access to certain goods that the United States could not produce for itself, such as sugar and rubber
D. desire to put an end to tyranny in foreign nations
E. wish to be considered a powerful force in world affairs

Correct Answer: D


The United States did not depose any foreign tyrants for another hundred years. This was never a goal of late nineteenth-century imperialism.

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