United States History

2015 AP U.S. History Practice Exam Multiple-Choice Questions 49

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 excerpt best reflects an effort by Roosevelt to

(A) encourage the ratification of the Treaty of Versailles
(B) promote the acquisition of new territories abroad
(C) contain the spread of Soviet-dominated communism
(D) overcome opposition to participation in the impending Second World War

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