SAT Subject US History Practice Question 961: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 961

42. According to Washington's Farewell Address, U.S. interests would best served by a foreign policy of

A. involvement in world affairs.
B. support for democratic revolutions.
C. expansion into South America.
D. isolation from European affairs.
E. alliances with nations that support U.S. growth.

Correct Answer: D


Washington counseled the young nation to steer clear of permanent alliances and to use the ocean as a buffer to remain uninvolved in the affairs of Europe or the world (A). He advocated neither support for democratic revolutions (B), expansion in to South America (C), nor alliances with other nations for any reason (E).

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