Learning Objectives

By reading this chapter, you will be able to do the following:

18.1 Place American foreign policy in the context of recent shifts in global political and economic power.

18.2 Summarize the historical development of America’s involvement in international affairs.

18.3 Define the actors involved in American foreign policy and the tools they use to advance the nation’s diplomatic, military, and economic interests.

18.4 Understand the connection between American immigration policy and the nation’s foreign policy.