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Unit 6: Public and Foreign Policy Vocabulary Review Immigration Public Assistance Structure and Organization of Congress Foreign Policy Structure and Judicial Review Land Use and Zoning International Organizations Affirmative Action and Equity Environmental Policy
Students will analyze foreign policy concepts in order to create policy solutions to current world events and that address national interests. Objective
Countries set up economic trade policies with other countries in order to get essential goods from other countries and protect their countries’ businesses. Economic Foreign Policy
Key vocabulary: Trade: to buy and sell goods Exports: goods that are sent to other countries Imports: goods that are brought into a country Free Trade: An agreement to eliminate restrictions, such as tariffs and quotas to trade between countries. Tariff: a tax on imports and exports Quota: a restriction on the number of specific items imported. Embargo or Economic Sanction: To stop all trade with a country. Embargoes are imposed primarily to coerce other nations into eliminating policies by weakening their economy. Economic Foreign Policy
Countries must protect its borders, citizens and freedoms in order to stay a sovereign (independent) nation. Political / Military Foreign Policy
Political / Military Foreign Policy Key Vocabulary Treaties: Agreements among nations that each nation follows Military alliances: an agreement among countries to help one another when attacked. NATO: North Atlantic Treaty Organization is a military alliance that protects member nations. United Nations: an international organization with more that 190 country members to promote peace Diplomacy: handling foreign policy
Social / Humanitarian Foreign Policy Countries assist struggling countries for the sake of helping innocent people and maintaining peace and democracy in unstable countries
Social / Humanitarian Foreign Policy Key Vocabulary Human rights: basic rights of all people Famine: lack of food, mass starvation Civil War: war within a nation
Why do we have foreign policy? Foreign Policy protects our national interests for: national security: protecting borders economic stability: maintaining a healthy economy promoting democracy: helping other country’s establish democratic governments protecting human rights: protecting innocent people from human rights abuses the reputation of the United States as a world leader: asserting our position as a military and economic superpower.
In the 1980s, the United States, some European countries, and the United Nations banned the trade of certain goods and services to South Africa. The policy was in response to South African laws, which enforced racial segregation. Which of these best describes this action toward South Africa? the use of diplomacy to gain military strength the use of free trade to build military alliances the use of humanitarian aid to win political support the use of economic sanctions to bring about social change Check for Understanding
Read the news headline below. Which of these is a purpose of this action by the United States? to decrease the cost of lumber to protect the United States lumber industry to decrease United States lumber exports to allow for the free trade of lumber Check for Understanding
Which of these is an example of an economic sanction? providing poor countries with humanitarian aid creating trade alliances with bordering countries refusing to meet with a diplomatic representative of a dictatorship ending trade with a country that has a poor human rights record Check for Understanding
In 1972, the United States and 143 other nations signed a treaty that banned the development, production, and storage of biological weapons. What is most likely the goal of this treaty? to give nations the right to defend themselves to stop nations from acquiring military secrets to conduct research on the effects of biological weapons to prevent the use of biological weapons by nations at war Check for Understanding
“… let us resolve to wage an unrelenting [continuous] battle against poverty and for shared prosperity so that no part of humanity is left behind in the global economy.….” —President Bill Clinton, at the United Nations, September 21, 1999 Which of these topics is most related to the excerpt? arms reduction climatic changes military deployment development assistance Check for Understanding
Foreign Policy Event Consider the following situations. Each is based on an actual conflict somewhere in the world. You will answer a number of questions for each case. The first questions is always: what national interests are at stake?Possibilitiesinclude: national security economic stability promoting democracy protecting human rights the reputation of the United States as a world leader
Video on Foreign Policy Video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v61IdnDey-8 What national interests are threatened? (Explain your answers)
Video on Foreign Policy 2. What questions do you have for Pakistan?
Video on Foreign Policy 3. Do you think the United States should pull troops out of Afghanistan now? Why or why not?
Foreign Policy Events Complete the three foreign policy events and the questions. You have 20 minutes to finish. We will go over the second event in 15 minutes.
Finish your letter to the President of the United States. Hand it in so that we can mail the letter to him!!! If you get a response from the President, we will bump your grade by one whole letter. HOMEWORK
Exit Slip Legislation promoting immigration would most likely cause a decrease in economic activity an increase in cultural diversity a decrease in population growth an increase in available housing
Exit Slip Study the political cartoon below. Which of these foreign policy concerns is most likely addressed by the actions in this cartoon? supporting democratic reforms in other countries promoting environmental protection in developing nations providing humanitarian aid during crisis situations protecting residents from possible security threats