International Relations How countries interact with each other! Which countries are our friends? Which countries are a closest allies? Which countries are our enemy? Countries relate to the rest of the world based on their Foreign Policy & Nation’s Interests!! What is foreign policy? • The way a country deals with the outside world! • How nations relate to one another! Are trade agreements foreign policy? • NAFTA Are International Treaties F. P.? is the State of the Union Address Foreign Policy? Wars & Conflicts? Tsunami relief pledges near $4 billion Are Economic Sanctions Foreign Policy? President’s statements! Which branch creates foreign policy? And the Cabinet!!! President picks cabinet members. Senate approves, • Cabinet of President George Washington , 1793 (Term 1) State Thomas Jefferson Treasury Alexander Hamilton War Henry Knox Attorney General Edmund Jennings Randolph Foreign Policy departments • Who is the present Secretary of State? Defense? • Treasury Department • Who is present Attorney General? Newest Department! • Who is the director of Homeland Security? • Who is the National Security Council/Advisor? • Who is the director of the CIA? • Who is the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations?