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AEPA: U.S. Foreign Policy - Chapter Summary
You'll get to establish your familiarity with foreign policy differences across several presidencies by viewing this chapter's short video lessons. Specific lesson concentrations geared toward your AEPA Political Science/ American Government exam include:
- U.S. foreign policy across World Wars I & II
- Presidential and congressional foreign policy powers
- Foreign policy of the U.S. during the Cold War and beyond
- Different kinds of U.S. military force
- National ideals and interests
You can check out these engaging video lessons at a time that's convenient for you on a computer or mobile device. Use each lesson's practice quiz to confirm your knowledge of the topics.
AEPA: U.S. Foreign Policy Chapter Objectives
The AEPA Political Science/American Government test aims to determine if your content knowledge meets the requirements for teaching this subject in the state of Arizona. Each question that you answer on the exam regarding U.S. foreign policy will be multiple-choice. The second of three subareas, the Political Thought, Comparative Government and International Relations subarea comprises 21% of the exam and is where information found in this chapter may appear.
1. U.S. Foreign Policy from 1789 - 1914
More than anything else, American foreign policy from 1789-1914 focused on making money. Find out more in this lesson, which shows how everything about the work of American diplomats and military leaders was focused on making commerce easier.
2. Overview of U.S. Foreign Policy During the World Wars
In 30 years, the United States went from being just another country, although one with significant economic potential, to being one of the leading superpowers with influence that stretched across the globe. This lesson explains how.
3. A History of U.S. Foreign Policy from the Cold War to post-9/11
The collapse of the Soviet Union and the 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States have caused fundamental changes to U.S. foreign policy. In this lesson, you'll be provided a brief overview of U.S. foreign policy during and after the Cold War.
4. Ideals, Interests & Needs of Protecting the American Public
Foreign policy is often a place where values, reality and necessity collide. In this lesson, you'll learn about the concepts of national ideals, national mission and national interests and see how they work together and sometimes even in opposition.
5. Foreign Policy Powers of the President & Congress
In the United States, both the president and Congress have influence over the development and implementation of foreign policy. In this lesson, you'll learn about the powers that the executive and legislative branch exerts over foreign policy.
6. Developing Foreign Policy: The President, Congress & Interest Groups
Foreign policy is not developed in a vacuum or by only one actor in the United States. In this lesson, you'll learn about how the president, Congress and interest groups help develop U.S. foreign policy. A short quiz follows.
7. The Use & Capabilities of U.S. Military Power
One of the most powerful foreign policy tools that the United States possesses is military force. In this lesson, you'll learn about the capabilities of the United State military and how it can be used to advance national interest.
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