Social Studies - 2019-20

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.

Adopted: 2015


Racial, gender, and socioeconomic inequalities were addressed by individuals, groups, and organizations.  Varying political philosophies prompted debates over the role of the federal government in regulating the economy and providing a social safety net.

Is there one American experience?


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.


Foreign policy

 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

Global environment

 Policies to protect the global environment

 Debate over climate change

 Conservation of water and other natural resources

Other issues

 Safety and security (Homeland Security Act)

 Energy issues (dependence on foreign oil)

 World health issues (global pandemics)


Updated: Jul 02, 2019