Presentation on theme: "Who has the power to start a war? Congress The President."— Presentation transcript:
Who has the power to start a war? Congress The President
Military Powers of Congress Congress shall have the power… To declare War To raise and support Armies To provide and maintain a Navy To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions
Military Power of the President The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States
War Powers Resolution of 1973 Created in response to Korean and Vietnam “wars.” The President must report (reasons)to Congress within 48 hours of engaging troops. Engagement is limited to 60 days without a Congressional extension. A 30 day extension can be granted to ensure the safe removal of troops. The Resolution has never been enacted by Congress.
You decide… Which president handled their “war making” powers more Constitutionally? Video #1 Video #1 Video #2 Video #2