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In this experience, students learn about the differences between domestic policy and foreign policy. Then they examine the military and diplomatic powers of the president and of Congress. Next they analyze five main goals of foreign policy. Finally students evaluate the foreign policy and the domestic issues of a historic scenario. Objectives
In this experience, students learn about the differences between domestic policy and foreign policy. Then they examine the military and diplomatic powers of the president and of Congress. Next they analyze five main goals of foreign policy. Finally students evaluate the foreign policy and the domestic issues of a historic scenario.
Entrance to the United Nations Office in Switzerland
Citizens of all nations are concerned with what happens within their own country, as well as how their country gets along with other countries—all 195 of them! In this experience, you will identify the differences between domestic and foreign policies and the goals of U.S. foreign policy.
The word domestic means “home or local.” In this experience, domestic refers to the United States, the home country. The opposite of domestic is foreign, which refers to any other nation outside of the United States.
Look at the following list of issues. For each issue, predict if it is mainly a domestic issue, a foreign policy issue, or both.
1. Fact: In 2020, deadly Hurricanes Eta and Iota hit Central America within a two-week period. The damage caused by the two hurricanes has been estimated at over $10 billion. Issue: In the spring of 2021, a flood of new illegal immigrants from Central America arrived at the southern U.S. border.
2. Fact: The United States imports about 6% of its oil from Saudi Arabia. Issue: The United States has joined other countries in condemning human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia, including the failure to punish those responsible for the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018.
3. Fact: In March, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. Issue: The United States closed its borders to foreigners and many states went into lockdown.
Ask for student volunteers to explain some of their responses. Although there are no right and wrong answers, most foreign policy issues also have an impact on domestic issues. Students will revisit these three scenarios in scene 4 and choose one to analyze.