Learning Objectives

2.1 Discuss U.S. policies of economic and territorial expansion in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

2.2 Explain how major shifts in the global balance of power led to two world wars and the subsequent rise of U.S. primacy on the world stage.

2.3 Describe the institutional foundations and ideals representing U.S. foreign policy in the postwar period.

2.4 Identify the foreign policy challenges the United States faced immediately after the Cold War.