War and peace note cards

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War and peace note cards

  1. 1. U.S. Foreign Policy:(1.) this country’’s actions, words, and beliefs towards other countries(2.) main goals: A.) protect America and Americans B.) support strong economies and human rights around the world C.) increase support for American values like democracy and freedom(3.) Most often, the President and executive branch initiate our foreign policy responsesto world events and work with the legislative branch to carry them out. FOREIGN POLICY Foreign Aid: Help to other countries, mainly from U.S. State Department Can be economic, like money Can be military, like U.S. sol- diers helping after a natural disaster Can be advice, like how to create a democracy Goals: to create friendships and future trading partners Overhead Transparency Master
  2. 2. Military: President is commander-in- chief, the highest leader of military Includes Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines In Department of Defense (DOD) DOD’’s Mission: to prevent war and protect the U.S. Treaties:A formal agreement between countriesLike laws, they must be followedPresident negotiates and signs treaties, 2/3 of Senate mustapproveOne example: countries form alliances and agree to protecteach other should one get attacked Overhead Transparency Master

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