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Ch 64: NES: Foreign Policy

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This chapter provides a fast and fun way to get caught up on the ins and outs of U.S. foreign policy for the National Evaluation Series (NES) Middle Grades Social Science exam.

NES: Foreign Policy - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons and quizzes in this chapter to review U.S. foreign policy for the NES Middle Grades Social Science exam. You'll cover national security, military power and the historical development of current policies. After completing this chapter, you'll have learned about the following:

  • U.S. foreign policy from the Cold War to after 9/11
  • Role of the president, Congress and interest groups in foreign policy development
  • Presidential and congressional foreign policy powers
  • Use and abilities of the U.S. military
  • Protecting the American public
  • Economic aspects of national security policies

You'll get up to speed in next to no time with these short but information-packed video lessons. The lessons last about five minutes on average and can be watched as many times as you'd like. If you have any questions, our expert instructors are here to help.

NES: Foreign Policy Chapter Objectives

The resources in this chapter will help you study for questions about U.S. foreign policy in the Government subsection of the NES Middle Grades Social Science exam. This section of the test makes up approximately 19% of the total score. You'll need to demonstrate your understanding of the factors that influence foreign policy and the roles of the president and Congress in foreign policy decisions.

The NES Middle Grades Social Science exam is a certification requirement for middle school social science teachers in certain states. The exam consists of 150 multiple-choice questions on history, geography, culture, government and economics. You'll take the test electronically and will have three hours to complete the questions.

6 Lessons in Chapter 64: NES: Foreign Policy
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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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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