Ch 18: Foreign Policy, Defense Policy & Government: Tutoring Solution

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The Foreign Policy, Defense Policy & Government chapter of this Introduction to Political Science Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about U.S. policy. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long, and they teach all of the foreign and defense policy issues required in a typical introductory political science course.

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  • Struggle with understanding the historical development of U.S. foreign policy, the uses of military power, the economic and political dimensions of national security policy or any other foreign and defense policy topic
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Learning objectives:

  • Examine U.S. foreign policy from the Cold War through 9/11 and beyond.
  • Discover how the President, interest groups and Congress all help to create foreign policy.
  • Outline the foreign policy powers of Congress and the President.
  • Explore the capabilities of our country's military power.
  • Identify some national ideals and learn about the controversies surrounding national defense.
  • Define national security policy and discover its relationship to economic security.
  • Discuss several foreign policy tools.

6 Lessons in Chapter 18: Foreign Policy, Defense Policy & Government: Tutoring Solution
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A History of U.S. Foreign Policy from the Cold War to post-9/11

1. 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.

Developing Foreign Policy: The President, Congress & Interest Groups

2. 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.

Foreign Policy Powers of the President & Congress

3. 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.

The Use & Capabilities of U.S. Military Power

4. 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.

Ideals, Interests & Needs of Protecting the American Public

5. 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.

The Economics of National Security Policy

6. The Economics of National Security Policy

The national security interest of the United States is broad, complex and involves far more than mere military security. In this lesson, you'll learn how economics fits into the overall national security policy of the United States.

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