Developing Foreign Policy: The President, Congress & Interest Groups


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The president is attempting to resolve a very sensitive matter regarding Turkey. He has had some difficulties with Congress and knows that they probably won't support his plans. Which of the following is an action he can NOT implement to resolve the crisis?

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1. The United States never became a member of the League of Nations. Which of these would have had to ratify the treaty for the U.S. to join such an organization?

2. If Congress passes a law that the president believes is against good foreign policy, what's his most effective and constitutionally permissible course of action?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Many people have a role in crafting foreign policy, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of the process by which foreign policy is created. Some items you will be assessed on are the various roles of the President, Congress and special interest groups in influencing, creating and implementing foreign policy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The President's role in creating foreign policy
  • The Senate's authority regarding treaties
  • The President's Constitutional powers, including the power to veto legislation
  • The definition of special interest group
  • Essential parts of a treaty

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related foreign policy lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding foreign policy and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as treaty and special interest group

Additional Learning

To learn more about foreign policy, review the accompanying lesson on Creating Foreign Policy. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define foreign policy and understand the President's role in creating foreign policy
  • Understand the definition of a special interest group and its function in government
  • Understand Congress's role regarding foreign policy