Types of Public Policy in the United States


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Government-set objectives relating to the health, welfare and safety of a population and the actions taken to achieve those objectives are covered by _____.

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1. Which of the following is an example of a foreign policy goal?

2. Which of the following policies is primarily focused on the general welfare of a country's citizens?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the types of public policy in the U.S. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the best explanation of public policy as well as knowing the fundamental difference between domestic and foreign policy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Best explanation of public policy
  • Difference between domestic and foreign policy
  • Sub-categories of domestic and foreign policy and their characteristics

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about public policy
  • Distinguishing Differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as domestic and foreign policy
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as public policy and social policy

Additional Learning

To learn more about American public policies, review the corresponding lesson called Types of Public Policy in the United States. This lesson will help you:

  • Define what public policy is
  • Identify the two areas that public policy can be divided between
  • Appreciate what foreign policy might include
  • Describe where foreign policy and domestic boundaries might overlap