In this chapter you have learned that the countries of Europe formed the European Union to eliminate trade barriers and to have a unified voice in world affairs. The new, unified Europe is not yet complete, howeverŚnew members continue to be added, and the member countries continue to consolidate their economies. In this activity you will learn more about how the European Union works. You will also examine some of its most important issues.
Destination Title: European Union in the US
Start at the European Union in the US Web site.
- Click on EU Basics in the menu at the left of the screen, and then select EU Guide for Americans in the menu that appears.
- Click on and read Chapter 1: What Is the European Union?, Chapter 3: The EuroŚCompleting Economic Unity, and Chapter 5: EU Relations with the United States.
Take notes as you read these chapters, and then answer the questions below.