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Topic: Historical context of U.S. foreign policy 

Civics

 Standard 22.  Understands how the world is organized politically into nation-states, how nation-states interact with one another, and issues surrounding U.S. foreign policy
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Understands how and why the United States assumed the role of world leader after World War II and what its current leadership role is in the world
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how and why the United States assumed the role of world leader after World War II
     2.Understands the current leadership role of the United States in the world
   Benchmark 3.Understands the major foreign policy positions that have characterized the United States' relations with the world (e.g., isolated nation, imperial power, and world leader)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that being an isolated nation has characterized the United States’ relations with the world
     2.Understands that imperial power has characterized the United States’ relations with the world
     3.Understands that world leadership has characterized the United States’ relations with the world