THE BIG QUESTION: • How did the Spanish-American War mark a “turning point” in American history?
What is Foreign Policy? • Foreign Policy refers to a country’s policies towards other countries. • In the U.S., the Constitution places control of foreign policy in the hands of both the President and Congress. The President and Secretary of State handle day-to-day diplomacy and Congress votes funds to support policies and declare war. • For the first 150 years, the U.S. followed a policy of isolationism (staying out of other countries affairs) • Each nation’s foreign policy is guided by its national interests.
Video with questions • While watching the video, answer the questions on your worksheet. • http://app.discoveryeducation.com/player/view/assetGuid/DF1B4CC2-1982-40F4-9540-2D836865242A • After watching the video, create a historic head, including 6 things you learned in the video.