Social Studies - 2018-19
USII.9d - American Foreign Policy Post Cold-War
The student will apply social science skills to understand the key domestic and international issues during the second half of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries by
d) evaluating and explaining American foreign policy, immigration, the global environment, and other emerging issues.
UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD
American foreign policy, immigration policies, energy policies, and environmental policies affect people both in the United States and in other countries.
Key domestic and international issues since World War II have helped to shape the United States government’s relationship with its citizens and other nations.
Changes in terrorist activities
Varied global conflicts
Changing relationships with other nations
Changing immigration policies
More people try to immigrate to the United States than are allowed by law
Policies to protect the global environment
Debate over climate change
Conservation of water and other natural resources
Safety and security (Homeland Security Act)
Energy issues (dependence on foreign oil)
World health issues (global pandemics)