Ch 60: MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): Foreign Policy & International Trade

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Refresh your understanding of U.S. foreign policy and international trade practices as you study for the MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) exam. These short videos and multiple-choice quizzes can help you correctly answer exam questions on these topics.

MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): Foreign Policy & International Trade - Chapter Summary

Use these lessons to review information about U.S. foreign policy and its goals over the past half-century or so as you study for the MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) exam. You'll also study the economics and politics involved in foreign trade. Our videos will prepare you for exam questions on topics including:

  • U.S. foreign policy from the Cold War years through the 9/11 attacks
  • How foreign policy is developed
  • U.S. military power and limits on its use
  • Consideration of the need to protect the American public
  • Economics of the national security policy
  • International organizations
  • The politics and economics of international trade
  • International external marketing

You can watch our lessons anytime, using a computer, smartphone or tablet. Our expert instructors have created lively lessons that offer information you'll need for the exam. If you have additional questions, you are welcome to contact the instructors for help.

MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): Foreign Policy & International Trade Chapter Objectives

Passing the MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) exam is one of Michigan's requirements for licensure to teach the subject. The exam's questions are divided into seven subareas, and questions on the material in this chapter are in the subarea on political science, which makes up 13% of the exam's total content.

All questions on the MTTC Social Studies (Secondary) exam are multiple choice, requiring you to read a statement and choose the best answer from several options. The quizzes that follow each of our lessons are in this format, so taking them will give you experience that could help on exam day. The quizzes also let you assess your learning and determine if you have any weak areas that require further study.

10 Lessons in Chapter 60: MTTC Social Studies (Secondary): Foreign Policy & International Trade
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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.

Organizations Established to Address Global Concerns

7. Organizations Established to Address Global Concerns

In this lesson, you will explore how international organizations have developed to address concerns in an increasingly globalized world. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Growth of International Organizations: History, Events, and Trends

8. Growth of International Organizations: History, Events, and Trends

In this lesson, we explore the growth of international organizations since the 1990s, especially the proliferation of trade deals and the expanding reach of existing organizations like the UN, NATO, and the EU.

The Economics & Politics of International Trade

9. The Economics & Politics of International Trade

We will discuss the economics & politics of international trade through the definition of open trade and its benefits and drawbacks. In addition, the ideas of competitive advantage and political patience will be shown as key indicators of global success.

International External Marketing: Culture, Economics, Tech & More

10. International External Marketing: Culture, Economics, Tech & More

International marketing plans have a specific marketing mix that will differ tremendously from the domestic version. Marketing managers have to take into account a country's economic, technological, logistical, and sociocultural differences in order to successfully target an overseas market.

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