26 terms

agenda setting

involves getting an issue on the political agenda to be addressed by congress
STUDY
PLAY

Terms in this set (...)

agenda setting
involves getting an issue on the political agenda to be addressed by congress
medicaid
federal-state program that provides health-care subsidies to low-income people
medicare
federal gov. health-care prog. for people over 65
economic policy
consists of all actions taken by the government to address the ups and downs in the nations level of buisness
recession
a period when the economy stops growing and udergoes a contraction
unemployment
a government survey; people without a job and are actively looking for one
inflation
a sustained rise in average prices
easy-money policy
a policy to stimulate the economy by expanding the rate of growth of the money supply
keynesian economics
suggests that the forces of supply and demand operate to slowly in recession, and the government should undertake actions to stimulate the economy during such periods
action-reaction syndrome
for every government action there will be a reaction by the people
public debt
total value of all outstanding federal government borrowing
monroe doctrine
stated that the US would not tolerate foreign intervention and promised to stay out of european affairs
interventionism
direct involvement in foreign affairs, began with the spanish-american war
iron curtain
symbolized the political boundaries between the democratic countries in western europe and the soviet-controlled communist countries in eastern europe
marshall plan
truman administration instituted a policy of economic assistance to the war-torn europe
containment
policy designed to contain the spread of communism by offering US economic and military aid to threatened nations
deterrence
rendering ourselves and our allies so strong military that our strength would deter any attack
mutually assured destrution (MAD)
if the forces of both nations were equally capable of destroying each other, neither would take chance on war
cuban missle crisis
US learned that the soviet union had placed nuclear weapons on the island of cuba, 90 miles from florida
detente
"relaxation of tension"
local or regional terrorism
extremists motivated by the desire to obtain freedom from a nation or government
state-sponsored terrorism
terrorist attacks planned and sponsored by governments
foreign terrorist networks
nonstate terrorist networks, such as al Qaeda led by Osama bin Laden
preemptive war
occurs when a nation goes to war against another because it believes that an attack from that nation is imminent
neoconservatism
moral idealism which supports the use of economic and military power to bring democracy and human rights to other countries
Palestine liberation organization (PLO)
nonstate body committed to armed struggle against israel