| Chapter 22: Foreign Policy
"The Department of State"
In this chapter you learned about United States foreign policy,
how the executive and legislative branches share foreign policy
powers, the roles of the Departments of State and Defense,
and the tools of foreign policy. You also have learned that
the Department of State was the first executive department
created and that the secretary of state ranks in importance
just below the president and vice president. In this activity
you will take a closer look at this influential department.
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Start at the U.S. State Department Web site.
- Click on Secretary of State Colin L. Powell under the heading "About the State Department" in the menu on the left.
- Click on Meet the Secretary in the menu on the left and explore the Duties of the Secretary of State.
- Click on About the State Dept. in the menu at the top, and then on Department Organization to read about the mission and structure of this department.
- Return to "About the State Dept." Under "More @ State," click
on Great Seal.
- Browse through the information,
taking notes as you go.
After you have read through the
information, answer the following questions.