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Title: American Government Chapter 17


1
American GovernmentChapter 17
  • Section 2
  • Other Foreign and Defense Agencies

2
Organizations
  • CIA
  • - Central Intelligence Agency
  • Function
  • To coordinate all information-gathering
    activities in the federal Government
  • Analyze and evaluate the data it receives
  • Report data to the President

3
  • INS
  • - Immigration and Naturalization Service
  • Function
  • To deal with people who come to the U.S. to live
    and/or work
  • Grant political asylum when appropriate
  • Naturalize new citizens

4
  • NASA
  • - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Function
  • Plans and carries out the nations space programs
    toward both military and peaceful ends

5
  • Selective Service System
  • Function
  • Administers the military draft for men between
    18-26
  • - this only exists on a standby basis today

6
What limits has Congress imposed on the operation
of the CIA?
  • The CIA is forbidden to operate within the United
    States

7
How does the INS try to enforce immigration laws?
  • The INS supervises ports of entry and U.S.
    borders
  • Inspects people entering the U.S.
  • Processes applications for immigration benefits
    and naturalization

8
The history of military conscription in the U.S.
  • 1. Most of our history we have depended on
    volunteers for the armed forces
  • 2. Colonial and revolutionary times men were
    required to serve in a militia
  • 3. Civil War North South used conscription
  • 4. WWI national draft was first used
  • 5. Reactivated before WWII 1940
  • 6. 1948 reactivated again Cold War tensions
  • 7. 1948-1973 5 million men Korean Vietnam
    wars
  • 8. 1980 President Carter 18 year olds must
    register with the Selective Service

9
Terms
  • Draft
  • - compulsory military service when you reach 18
    yrs. Old
  • Espionage
  • - spying
  • Political asylum
  • - safe haven for those suffering persecution in
    their own countries
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