The image of the “child just learning to walk” (line 7)
mainly serves to

  • A) characterize the United States’ decision to seek
    independence from Great Britain as juvenile.

  • B) emphasize the inexperience of Americans in
    navigating their new political position.

  • C) acknowledge the naïveté of Americans in
    believing in an equitable society.

  • D) criticize the United States’ attempts to become
    isolated from the rest of the world.