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Ch 64: NMTA: Foreign Policy

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Get reacquainted with foreign policy by watching engaging video lessons as you prepare to take the NMTA Middle Grades Social Science assessment. Lesson quizzes and a chapter exam can gauge your comprehension of the materials.

NMTA: Foreign Policy - Chapter Summary

Simplify the process of preparing for foreign policy questions, including those on the development of policies by the president, Congress and interest groups, on the NES Middle Grades Social Science assessment, which has replaced the NMTA assessment. Upon completion of this chapter, you should be able to answer questions on the exam that address the following:

  • Examining foreign policy from the Cold War to post 9/11
  • Describing the foreign policy powers of the president and Congress
  • Understanding U.S. military power uses and capabilities
  • Examining the ideals, interests and needs of protecting the American public
  • Determining the economics of national security policy

The lessons are designed to streamline the studying process by allowing you to view and rewind videos at your own leisure. Instructors present the materials in a fun and engaging manner that makes your preparation for the exam a breeze.

Objectives of the NMTA: Foreign Policy Chapter

The topics covered in this NMTA: Foreign Policy chapter are found in the both the history and government content domains of the assessment, which constitute approximately 50% and 19%, respectively. The NES Middle Grades Social Science assessment gauges your readiness to secure teacher licensure in New Mexico while ensuring you're prepared to teach social science in the middle grades classroom. To get you steps closer to your goal, you can take advantage of the many resources this chapter offers, including unique video lessons, self-assessment quizzes, a chapter exam, full video transcripts and instructors who are available to answer any questions you have about the lessons.

The assessment is composed of all multiple-choice questions that address specific test competencies. As you take the test, you will be asked to review each question carefully then examine four answers, one of which you will select as the best response to that question.

6 Lessons in Chapter 64: NMTA: 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.

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