SAT Subject US History Practice Question 89: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 89

2. The primary purpose of the Marshall Plan was to

A. reestablish democratic governments in Western Europe
B. provide military assistance to Britain and its empire
C. offer financial aid for reconstruction to European nations
D. help Japan rebuild its cities and its economy
E. increase U.S. power in the world

Correct Answer: C


The Marshall Plan offered financial aid to rebuild bombed-out loca- tions and reestablish economies on a sound footing to any European nation that had participated in World War II. No nation behind the Iron Curtain accepted the aid.

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