SAT Subject US History Practice Question 826: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 826

87. The Stimson Doctrine of 1932 called for

A. an economic boycott of all German goods by the allied nations.
B. a pledge by the allied nations to respect the territorial integrity of China.
C. a cease-fire in China.
D. a condemnation by the United States of Japan's actions in Manchuria.
E. a call for an end to Italy's aggressive policies in Africa.

Correct Answer: D


The Stimson Doctrine condemned the Japanese invasion of Manchuria in 1932. The United States did not boycott German goods (A) as a result of the Stimson Doctrine. The United States stressed the importance of preserving the territorial integrity of China (B), but there was no pledge by the Allied nations to protect China. The Doctrine does not include a provision for a cease-fire in China (C). Italy did, in fact, invade Ethiopia, but this did not occur until 1935 and was not the subject of the Stimson Doctrine (E).

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