Learning Objectives

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

14.1 Understand the steps in the policymaking process and the different forms of domestic social policy in America today.
14.2 Discuss the politics of American health care policy.
14.3 Understand the approaches to and goals of fiscal policy in the United States.
14.4 Summarize the historical development of America’s involvement in international affairs.
14.5 Understand the connection between American immigration policy and the nation’s foreign policy.