U. S. Government: Democracy In Action

Chapter 22: Foreign Policy and Defense

Foreign Policy and Defense

The principle goal of American foreign policy is to __________
A)preserve the security of the United States.
B)improve the American trade position.
C)maintain ambassadors in countries around the world.
D)sign mutual assistance treaties with allied nations.
The political environment after the end of the Cold War was christened "a new world order" by President __________
A)James Baker.
B)Harry Truman.
C)George Bush.
D)Bill Clinton.
By far the greatest source of congressional power in foreign policy derives from Congress's control over __________
A)deploying troops.
B)making treaties.
C)approving executive agreements.
D)government money.
The president has all the following advantages over Congress in conducting foreign affairs except __________
A)speaking for the nation in its dealings with other governments.
B)deciding the sum of money that is granted to a country in foreign aid.
C)controlling agencies that carry out day-to-day foreign policy.
D)taking quick decisive action and maintaining secrecy.
The primary objective of the Department of State is to __________
A)promote the long-range security and well-being of the United States.
B)keep the president informed about international issues.
C)maintain diplomatic relations with foreign governments.
D)protect the interests of Americans who are traveling abroad.
Congress exercises considerable authority over military matters because it __________
A)appoints the top leaders of the Department of Defense.
B)chooses the military officers who determine how to organize the armed forces.
C)determines how much money the Department of Defense will spend.
D)has ultimate authority for commanding the armed forces.
To defend themselves from the Soviet Union, the United States and several nations in Western Europe developed a regional security pact called the __________
A)Rio Pact.
C)Organization of American States (OAS).
D)North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
To settle conflicts peacefully, the United States government uses all of the following tools except __________
A)foreign aid.
B)military force.
C)economic sanctions.
An important function of an embassy is to __________
A)serve and safeguard American travelers in the country where it is located.
B)resolve major disagreements between two governments.
C)promote American business interests in a foreign country.
D)make diplomatic communication between governments easier.
An example of a multilateral treaty is the __________
A)1947 treaty between the United States and Latin America.
B)1951 treaty between the United States and the Philippines.
C)1951 treaty between the United States and Japan.
D)1953 treaty between the United States and South Korea.
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