Chapter 7 Section 3

Chapter 7 Section 3
Foreign Policy
• Foreign – to come from another country
• Foreign Policy- A nation’s plan of dealing with other
• National Security – A country’s ability to keep safe
from outside attack
• International Trade – buying and selling goods
between two countries
• Bureaucracy – a system of operating with many
different departments and many different rules,
creates a chain of command
• Treaties – formal agreements between two
• Executive Agreement - an agreement between the
president and the leader of another country
• Ambassador – an official representative of a country
• Allies – countries that agree to support one another
in case of an attack
• Foreign Aid – money, food, supplies, and military
assistance given to other countries
• Trade Sanctions – punishment to another country
by setting up trade barriers
• Embargo – Complete blockage of trade to another
1. What is the #1 goal of American
foreign policy?
• National Security
• It allows countries to concentrate on other
issues if a fear of attack is not present
2. How is the economy affected by
foreign policy?
• International trade is needed in order for a
nations economy to remain in good standing
3. What are the 4 goals of foreign
• National Security
• International Trade
• Promoting World Peace
• Promote Democracy Around the World
4. What are the other groups that
assist the President with foreign
The State Department
Department of Defense
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
National Security Council
5. What are the 5 methods used to
create foreign policy by the President?
• Creating Treaties and Executive Agreements
• Appointing Ambassadors
• Foreign Aid
• International Trade
6. What is the most important treaty in
the United States?
• The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
– The treaty between The United States, Canada,
and European Countries
7. What are 2 ways a President can get
a treaty passed?
• The President must have all treaties passed by
2/3 vote in Senate
• Bypass the Senate with an Executive
8. What is the only reason why the
President would not appoint an
ambassador to another country?
• If the country is thought to hold power
illegally then an ambassador could be denied.
9. Why is foreign aid important?
• It is important that the United States has
strong allies in case they need to be called
• Most important was the Marshall Plan created
to rebuild Europe after WWII
10. How does the President punish
other countries using trade?
• Trade Sanctions – barriers to trade and travel
– Example Russia 2014
• Embargos – complete blockage of trade and
– Example Cuba
11. Give one example of a President
using military force in another country.
• 2003 George W. Bush sent troops into Iraq to
remove Saddam Hussain after receiving
intelligence information suggesting Hussain
had violated international weapons policy and
the harsh treatment of the Iraqi people