In this chapter you have read about growing U.S. interests abroad. Our foreign policy describes how we relate to other countries. Since 1789 the secretary of state and the State Department have helped U.S. presidents determine foreign policy and negotiate with foreign powers. In this activity you will take a closer look at the role of the State Department and the duties of the secretary of state.
Destination Title: U.S. Department of State
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Start at the Department of State's home page.
- Scroll down the menu on the left and find "History, Education, and Culture."
- Click on Kids' Page.
- Then click on and explore the links titled Learn About the State Department and Meet Colin Powell.
Use what you have learned to answer the questions below.