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.