This volume covers the origins of global government from Colonial America to today, including pacts between countries, and the birth of formal diplomacy. It discusses how American citizens are affected by globalization, including the debate between its usually coastal wealthy supporters and poorer detractors. The history and rise of nationalism are also analyzed, as the Trump administration argues against the "globalists," and European nations debate the future of a unified Europe. Readers will learn how globalized governments have grown to be necessary to the success of worldwide business and economies, and how the American public views this trend. Source documents include treaties, speeches, international legislation and agreements, and articles from today's most respected periodicals.