Social Studies

By Matt Everly

Foreign Policy: A policy pursued by a nation in its dealings with other nations,designed to achieve national objectives.

"The World is Flat"- This book succumbs to the very scope of its ambition and the topics it covers: globalization and technology.

Diplomacy- The conduct by government officials of negotiations and other relations between nations.

Commander in chief- Also, Commander in Chief. the supreme commander of the armed forces of a nation or, sometimes, of several allied nations

War Powers Act- The War Powers Act of 1941, also known as the First War Powers Act, was an American emergency law that increased Federal power during World War II. The act was signed by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and put into law on December 18, 1941, less than two weeks after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The act was similar to the Departmental Reorganization Act of 1917 as it was signed shortly before the U.S. engaged in a large war and increased the powers of the president'sU.S. Executive Branch.

Ambassadors- A diplomatic official of the highest rank, sent by one sovereign or state to another as its resident representative.

Embassies- A body of persons entrusted with a mission to a sovereign or government, especially an ambassador and his or her staff.

CIA- Central Intelligence Agency: the U.S. federal agency that coordinates governmental intelligence activities outside the United States.

NCS- National Safety Council.

senate/house foriegn relations committees-  The United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations is a standing committee of the United States Senate. It is charged with leading foreign-policy legislation and debate in the Senate. The Foreign Relations Committee is generally responsible for overseeing (but not administering) and funding foreign aid programs as well as funding arms sales and training for national allies.

NATO- an organization formed in Washington, D.C., comprising the 12 nations of the Atlantic Pact together with Greece, Turkey, and theFederal Republic of Germany, for the purpose of collective defense against aggression.

Warsaw Pact Countries- The Warsaw Pact (formally, the Treaty of Friendship, Co-operation, and Mutual Assistance, sometimes, informallyWarPac, akin in format to NATO)was a collective defense treaty among eight communist states of Central and Eastern Europe in existence during the Cold War.

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