FLVS US History Module 8 DBA
The relationship between the U.S. and the Middle East from the 1970s to the present
We have always been quite involved with the Middle East. Almost every time we were involved it was never for anything good however. We had failed rescue attempts with Americans that were being held hostage. That is only one example of the many involvement we have had.
The political, social, and economic concerns the US from the 1970s to the present
Politically the US has had relatively smooth sailing from the 1970’s through the present with the exception of the present congress. Social concerns in the US wrap around the growing disparity between the very wealthy and an disappearing middle class. Economic concerns have grown since early 2000 and will have to be addressed soon or social unrest will likely increase.
The impact of trade organizations on the U.S.
Trade is how we get most of our products in the US. They have provided cheaper and easier means of acquiring goods and services.
The relationship between the U.S. and the Caribbean and Latin America
The region is the largest foreign supplier of oil to the United States and a strong partner in the development of alternative fuels. It is the United States’ fastest-growing trading partner, as well as its biggest supplier of illegal drugs. Latin America is also the largest source of U.S. immigrants, both documented and not. All of this reinforces deep U.S. ties with the region—strategic, economic, and cultural—but also deep concerns.
The effects of foreign and domestic terrorism on the U.S.
As a society, it’s made them paranoid, hostile, caused them to sacrifice freedoms and liberties and commit unsavory and uncharacteristic acts of violence. Domestic terrorism gives rise to changes in security measures, some of which are very expensive and have caused the economy to falter.
The controversy surrounding nuclear weapons in Asia and the Middle East
We have always been wary of anyone developing nuclear weapons due to the fact that they could be used on us. The situation wasn’t any different in this case. People were developing nuclear weapons and we were worried that there could be a chance that those weapons were being developed to be used on us.