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A Brief History A central function of the U.
A nation is a sovereign country, and as such, possesses the highest authority over its territories. All sovereign states are theoretically equal. Foreign policy determines how America conducts relations with other countries.
It is designed to further certain goals. National interest shapes foreign policy and covers a wide range of political, economic, military, ideological, and humanitarian concerns.
Protected by the Atlantic Ocean, its major foreign policy, as typified by the Monroe Doctrine, was to limit European attempts of further colonization of the Western Hemisphere. Through the 19th century, America concentrated on creating a nation that spanned the continent, and it avoided foreign entanglements.
Once industrialized and more prosperous, it began looking for foreign markets and colonies. By the turn of the 20th century, the United States had become a minor imperial power, fighting a war with Spain for Cuba and the Philippines and annexing Hawaii and several other territories.
World War I engaged the United States in European affairs, but after the war, a wave of isolationist feeling swept the country. Refusing membership in the League of Nations, America turned inward once again. Absorbed by the prosperity of the s and the Great Depression of the s, America let its military strength erode.
It was not prepared for war when the Japanese struck the U. It took the lead in founding the United Nations. It invested billions of dollars through the Marshall Plan to help strengthen war-devastated European democracies. During the Cold War, the United States and its allies competed with the Soviet Union and its allies militarily, economically, and ideologically.
Both sides created massive military forces and huge stockpiles of nuclear weapons.
Although the two superpowers never went to war, the policy of containment led the United States into the bloody Korean and Vietnam wars. The Cold War ended when the Soviet Union, economically exhausted from competing with the West, disintegrated.
This left the United States the only remaining superpower in a world no longer ruled by the logic of containing the Soviet Union.
Through time, various constitutional principles and values have shaped American foreign policy. American foreign policy has favored the self-determination of nations for independence.
Based on our commitment to constitutional government, we often favor and support nations that practice democracy. These principles, however, sometimes have conflicted with the goals of national security, economics, or the realities of international politics.
In certain cases, America has supported dictatorial governments or intervened to curtail popular political movements. It includes establishing and maintaining diplomatic relations with other countries and international organizations such as the United Nations and the Organization of American States.
It includes peacekeeping functions such as working with allies to assure regional and international security and arms-control efforts. It covers a range of international economic issues including trade, travel, and business.
It involves foreign aid and disaster relief. As a superpower, the United States has also taken a leadership role in peacemaking around the globe by trying to negotiate treaties and agreements to end regional conflicts.
Also, as a world leader, the United States has a longstanding role in trying to address international economic and environmental problems. The president and the executive branch have the most significant role in making foreign policy and are responsible for carrying it out.
With the advice and consent of the Senate, the president makes treaties and appoints ambassadors. The president can hold summit meetings with world leaders. As commander in chief of the military, the president can, by executive order, rapidly project U.
The secretary of state heads the U.
State Department and often represents the president abroad. The State Department carries out foreign policy decisions and helps develop foreign policy for every region of the world.Judicial Business of the United States Courts. This portion of the Annual Report of the Director addresses the workload of all federal courts, the federal probation and pretrial services system, representations under the Criminal Justice Act, and complaints filed under the .
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