The main purpose of the act was to have the president and congress approach war efforts with “collective judgement,” yet the act itself seems to allow the president to bypass congress just as how presidents Harry Truman, Lyndon Johnson, and Richard Nixon did in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. The act was supposed to correct the errors of such wars, but it really does not address the issue of powers between the executive and legislative branches effectively. In essence the president can declare war in the emergency when the United States is under attack, such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York and the Pentagon however, he is restricted from actually enacting war, meaning he can only say that there will be war, but he cannot start organizing and sending troops to hostile countries without the formal consent of congress. Therefore, the war powers act attempts to decrease the president’s power to enact war, but it violates the constitution and bypasses congressional authorization for war by permitting the president to send troops to hostile countries for 90
War Power Reform When it comes to war-making powers, both the legislative and the executive branches play a major role determining the course of action. Constitutionally the legislative branch has the power to declare war, but the president (executive branch), without Congress’s permission, can “make” war. This is due to the War Powers Resolution, which was enacted by Congress in 1973 to keep the president in check. This limited the president from essentially “declaring” war by deploying troops at their own whim. With the War Powers Resolution the president must notify Congress within forty-eight hours that they have mobilized troops, after which the troops can stay deployed for sixty days without Congress’s authorization.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s assassination was just because he attempted to end the Vietnam war , restructure the CIA. My counter argument is that it was unjust because after he was out of office, he stay focused on political issues. JFK’s assassination was just because he tried to end the Vietnam war. If this plan had been operated and successfully made it would have left the US in deep debt. Because of this the US would have withdrawn without victory.
Congress wrote up laws to punish the rebels but because of the Article of Confederation, congress could not raise up an army so that meant that federal government could not stop the rebellion. The government should have come together soon after this and made the decision to make better laws for the government to control the people.I can see why the people rebelled but it was originally the peoples fault for not helping the government fund the war but it was also the government fault for not thinking about all the scenarios before making the law. The rebellion then went on until the state of Massachusetts made up an army and fought Shay’s Rebellion. Shay’s lost the battle and those who survived were put to death. The aftermath of the catastrophe made the people see how weak the Articles of Confederation really was.
In the Declaration of Rights and Grievances issued by the Stamp Act Congress, they claimed that Parliament lacked the power to tax the colonies because they had no representation. While the Stamp Act was repealed, the colonists were never given representation in Parliament. In the “Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms”, issued by the Second Continental Congress, this same issue was cited as a justification for fighting. “[The British declare] that parliament can ‘of right make laws to bind us in all cases whatsoever.’ What is to defend us against so enormous, so unlimited power?” (Document 5). After ten years of disagreement over Parliamentary representation, the British were still unwilling to grant the colonists this right.
60. The Embargo Act of 1807 set forth the following provisions: ● There would be an embargo on all American merchant ships, prohibiting foreign trade. ● American ships would not receive permission to sail to foreign ports. ● The President could make exceptions to the embargo as he saw fit. ● The President could enforce the embargo using the Navy and revenue officers.
2. What do you think about the concept of Manifest Destiny? I think the Manifest Destiney was inevitable because whether or not the war occurred, America would have expanded one way or the other. 3. Was the Mexican-American War (as Polk argued) a defense against Mexican aggression, or (as the Massachusetts Legislature claimed) “a War to Strengthen Slave Power”?
In addition to this military power, Lincoln also suspended the writ of habeas corpus to deny a trial for soldiers and officers caught in the battles that ensued during the war. Therefore, the Kansas-Nebraska act set the precedent for a divided nation that sought compromise, but it was President Lincoln that utilized the Union’s massive military power to declare war against the South in the Civil War. These factors define the causes and effects of political,
Congress could not enforce states to pay taxes. In many cases when Congress asked states for taxes for military reasons, the states would not pay anything. Due to the lack of taxes, many War Veterans from the Revolutionary Army who were promised payment from the Government were barely given anything back, this ultimately lead to protests and rebellions. Congress could not do anything about these rebellions and protests because of their lack of funding from the states, and control over the states, so the States ultimately had to deal with this themselves. The United States then quickly made the new Constitution which balanced the power between the State and Congress.
The individual freedoms guaranteed by our founding fathers and written in the constitution, become the first causalities when our leaders decide to declare war. The first ten Amendments of the Constitution, commonly known as the Bill of Rights are the foundation of this nation’s laws, and is the benchmark of how our government treats the citizenry. Many times in our history leaders took actions to suspend personal freedoms in the name of “war”. A few examples are, the killing and repatriation of the Native American, the Japanese and German internment camps during World War II in the name of war and national security concerns. For the purposes of this paper the main focus will be on the time from the 1950’s to today.
In the time that an executive order exists, or troops movements are made, irreparable damage can be done before the congress can fix the president’s mistakes. An example of this is in the Vietnam War. President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered an attack on North Vietnam after three “unprovoked” North Vietnamese cruisers attacked a United States boat on a “standard patrol”.  The boat was actually on a signalling intelligence mission far into Vietnamese waters. The United States was forced to go to war after the first United States attack, as Vietnam was planning on fighting back.
This crisis could have been avoided, had the NFL had a more strict policy on domestic violence and decided to suspend him indefinitely immediately following his arrest. While the Ravens organization and the NFL tried to mitigate the crisis as soon as the video was released, it was too late in the eyes of most people. The severity of the domestic abuse should not have played such a huge role in how the NFL would issue punishment. No matter the severity of domestic abuse, it is still abuse and should always be handled as a severe situation. By initially suspending Rice for just two regular season games, the NFL showed that they do not see domestic abuse as the great issue that it actually is.
President Donald Trump has faced a tough opposition in his efforts to fulfill his campaign promise on health care. Trump had earlier promised that he will repeal the Obamacare immediately he took oath of office. However, things seem not to work to help him achieve his agenda within his first hundred days in office. But he needs to get the two opposed factions of his republican party if he is to succeed about repealing Obamacare. The two factions namely the conservatives and moderates are derailing the repealing process.
Because of this polarization and unwillingness to compromise, Congress is now divided and practically dysfunctional, and it has caused legislative gridlock, and has also undermined the power of the President. Examples of this polarization include funding to Planned Parenthood and the Iran Nuclear Deal. A group of Republicans want to pass a budget without funding for Planned Parenthood, while Democrats promise to hold up proceedings until Planned Parenthood gets funding, and President Obama says he will veto any budget that doesn’t fund Planned Parenthood. On the Iran Nuclear Deal, President Obama and Democrats want to rein in and control Iran’s nuclear program, while Republicans reject the deal and want to implement sanctions on Iran instead. For now, Congress has approved a stopgap spending bill to avert a government shutdown until the end of the year.