Ch 17 Essential Questions Powerpoint

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Foreign Policy and National
Defense

“A successful foreign policy in a

Nation where informed citizens have

a free vote must be based on a public

consensus.”

-
Rep. Millicent Fenwick (1975)

Foreign Affairs and National
Security


Isolationism:


A refusal to become involved in the
affairs of the rest of the world.

What has led from the to the U.S.
position of Isolationism to
Internationalism?


Should the United States be the
World’s Policeman?

As the world’s wealthiest Such a policy is expensive,

Nation we have a responsibility imperialistic and unfair to

to send humanitarian and the American people.

military aid any where in

the world where people live

in poverty or suffer under an

authoritarian government, or

face some other great hard
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ship.


What do you think?

Foreign Policy

A group of policies made up of all the stand and actions a
nation takes in every aspect of its relationship with other
countries.


Everything a Nation’s government says and does in world
affairs.

military

diplomatic commercial economic aid


treaties immigration import/export economic sanctions


medicine fishing rights military aid disarmament negotiations


alliances oil technology international trade


United Nations





space exploration


Cultural exchange programs weapon’s testing




Ambassador


An official representative of the
United States appointed by the
President to represent the nation in
matters of diplomacy.

PASSPORTS


Issued by the government for
citizens who travel of live abroad


Privileges accorded by international
customs and treaties

Diplomatic Immunity


An ambassador is not subject to the
laws of the state to which they are
accredited.

Department of Defense


Est. in the National Security Act of 1947.


Succeeded the War and Navy
Departments


Created to unify the Nation’s armed forces


Made up of more than 1.4 mission
uniformed service and 700,000 civilians

Department of Defense

Foreign
and Defense Agencies


Central Intelligence Agency (CIA):


Created in 1974, under the National
Security Council


Three main tasks:


To coordinate information gathering
activities of all State, Defense, and
other Federal Agencies


To analyze and evaluate all data
collected by those agencies


To brief the President and the National
Security Council of all intelligence

The need for an intelligence gathering service to alert the American people to the threat of terrorism
is vital. However, for a number of years stories in the media about problems at the CIA have
undermine confidence in that institution.

1.
What is the implication about the ability of the CIA to gather intelligence?

2.
Do you believe that a government agency should spy on its own citizens?

Selective Service

Selective Service


1940 Selective Service and Training Act
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before U.S. entered WWII


Selective Service Act of 1948


5 million
men were drafted


Vietnam called for end to the draft


1973 selective service suspended


Currently
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draft remains in the books.


Now
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all males between 18 ½ and 26 have
a military obligation and must register
with selective service at age 18.