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Which of the following statements is the most accurate about U.S foreign policy in the...

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hongphuc | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted October 12, 2012 at 3:57 PM via web

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Which of the following statements is the most accurate about U.S foreign policy in the 1920s?  It...

A. was all about aggression and "Bully Syndrome"

B. reflected America's desire to convince the world the country preferred peace over war.

C. proved the U.S was no longer interested in isolationism.

D. reflected all the above.

My answer for this is B

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted October 12, 2012 at 4:21 PM (Answer #1)

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Although none of these answers is really good, the best of the options given is B.

After WWI, the United States was trying to pull back and to ensure that it would never have to be involved in another such war.  The US was attempting this through trying to outlaw war (in the Kellogg-Briand Pact) and through arms control (the Washington Naval Agreements).  This was not done to convince other countries that the US was peaceable.  It was done to prevent other countries from pulling the US into war.

However, B is still the best answer because these actions are clearly not those of a bully and do reflect a fairly isolationist attitude.

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