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Foreign Policy Chapter 17 Chapter 17. I. Development of Foreign Policy A.Definition: Foreign Policy consists of strategies/goals that dictate a nations.

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1 Foreign Policy Chapter 17 Chapter 17

2 I. Development of Foreign Policy A.Definition: Foreign Policy consists of strategies/goals that dictate a nations dealings w/ other countries and groups A.Definition: Foreign Policy consists of strategies/goals that dictate a nations dealings w/ other countries and groups

3 B.Goals of US Foreign Policy 1.National Security: the principal goal of US Foreign Policy 2.Free and Open Trade: protecting our vital economic interests 3.World Peace: a way to attain national security 4.Democratic Governments: develop across the globe 5.Concern for Humanity

4 C. Development of Foreign Policy C. Development of Foreign Policy 1.Shifting policy:1.Shifting policy: a.isolationism: 1789 to late 1800s a.isolationism: 1789 to late 1800s b.internationalism: 20 th century b.internationalism: 20 th century Isolationism: avoidance of involvement in world affairs, especially those of EuropeIsolationism: avoidance of involvement in world affairs, especially those of Europe Internationalism: belief that involvement in world affairs is necessary for national securityInternationalism: belief that involvement in world affairs is necessary for national security WHICH IS BEST FOR GOAL #1? _______________WHICH IS BEST FOR GOAL #1? _______________ 2. New Global Agenda2. New Global Agenda a.new challenges: global economy based on free market principles and the rise of global terrorism a.new challenges: global economy based on free market principles and the rise of global terrorism

5 II. Shared Foreign Policy Powers D. Presidential Powers and Responsibilities D. Presidential Powers and Responsibilities 1. Commander in Chief1. Commander in Chief 2. Head of State: diplomatic power2. Head of State: diplomatic power a.consults advisors (cabinet, White House staff, officials in specialized agencies) a.consults advisors (cabinet, White House staff, officials in specialized agencies) b.in the end the President decides which policies will be used b.in the end the President decides which policies will be used

6 E.Congressional Powers E.Congressional Powers 1. Power to declare war1. Power to declare war 2. War Powers Act War Powers Act Appropriation of funds (most important)3. Appropriation of funds (most important) 4. Ratified treaties (Senate)4. Ratified treaties (Senate) 5. Confirmation of Appointments5. Confirmation of Appointments F.The President and Congress F.The President and Congress 1.Generally passes bills and tariffs put in front of it1.Generally passes bills and tariffs put in front of it a.especially in times of war and severe crisis a.especially in times of war and severe crisis b.Better than Presidential use of executive orders and agreements b.Better than Presidential use of executive orders and agreements


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