his403 | undergraduate
Foundations Of American Foreign Policy
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Early American Foreign Policy
- Describe the impact of national acts of expansionism on foreign policy.
- Explain the early development of foreign policy to protect U.S. independence.
- Describe the colonial-era influences that led to the struggle for U.S. independence.
- Assess the effect of the Civil War on foreign policy.
Foreign Policy Development and Implementation
- Compare the national setting and the international setting of foreign policy.
- Differentiate between foreign policy and domestic policy objectives.
- Analyze the concept of the individual decision maker in foreign policy.
Forces of Influence on Foreign Policy
- Determine the role of competing interests in the struggle for power.
- Distinguish between isolationism and involvement in foreign policy.
- Distinguish between moralism and pragmatism in foreign policy.
- Distinguish between unilateralism and multilateralism in foreign policy.
Developing Power of American Foreign Policy
- Determine the effect of the United States’ emergence as an industrial power on foreign policy.
- Compare the expansion of U.S. interests through military and nonmilitary means.
- Describe the transitions in U.S. foreign policy from the beginning to the end of the 19th century.
Direction of the Country in the Early 20th Century
- Analyze the factors that affected the development of foreign policy from the colonial era to the eve of World War I.
- Evaluate the effect of foreign policies of other countries on the development of U.S. foreign policy.
- Explain the relationship between special interest groups and other countries’ interests on foreign policy decisions.
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