United States History

2015 AP U.S. History Practice Exam Multiple-Choice Questions 48

Questions 48 – 50 refer to the excerpt below.

“The peace-loving nations must make a concerted effort in opposition to those violations of treaties and those ignorings of humane instincts which today are creating a state of international anarchy and instability from which there is no escape through mere isolation or neutrality. “Those who cherish their freedom and recognize and respect the equal right of their neighbors to be free and live in peace, must work together for the triumph of law and moral principles in order that peace, justice and confidence may prevail in the world. There must be a return to a belief in the pledged word, in the value of a signed treaty. There must be recognition of the fact that national morality is as vital as private morality.”

President Franklin Roosevelt, Quarantine Speech, 1937

The ideas expressed in the excerpt differed from the prevailing United States approach to foreign policy issues primarily in that Roosevelt was

(A) arguing to expand the role of the United States in the world
(B) encouraging the United States to avoid political entanglements in Europe
(C) seeking to promote United States influence throughout Latin America
(D) encouraging new laws that would give the United States international police power

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