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What is the War Powers Act?
It is an act of congress passed after the Vietnam War, over President Nixon's veto, and of dubious constitutionality, which seeks to define and limit the powers of the president of the United States to command the armed forces. The most important provision is that if the U.S. armed forces go into combat the president must get a resolution from congress authorizing the mission. If the resolution is not passed then the forces must be withdrawn from the combat within sixty days. Since it was passed no president has ever acknowledged its validity but, nonetheless, have complied with it.
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Send troops into action! NovaNET! Mickey~ it limits the president to send troops in action for more than 60 days w/o express congressional authorization. Congress can cal…l the president to account during this time and he can ask for an extension. He can appeal this. The war power act was enacted to limit the presidential power to act against congressional will, basically as a rouge president, which has really come about since WWII. Congress, even prior to the war powers act, has the power to formally declare war and fund wars. So the 60 days is sort of free funding, after that they pull the funding after all the hearings.
Congress used legislation to take back power that previous Presidents had assumed. nova net
to limit the presidents authority to wage war
The War Powers Act was created in 1973 and limited the president's capabilities to declare war. The effects of this act provided Congress with the ability to create limita…tions on the amount of time that troops could be in a war zone without their approval.
To restrict the power of the president
The War Powers Act or War Power Resolution was the first law passed intending to define and limit the powers the President of the United States possessed.
I believe as the commander in chief, that the president is given the ability to deploy the military into conflicts across the world when he takes office. I disagree with the w…hole law it limits the presidents decision in case of a national emergency against a foreign country. We vote for a president and we as Americans should trust him enough to let him decide without congress approval to send the military to war in any foreign conflict.
Pros: Creates a sort of Checks and Balancing system for the president Keeps the president from going into war without Congress' permission unless America is under at…tack or there is a sever threat, but the troop cannot remain more than 60 days without authorization by Congress. Con: goes against the Constitution's appointment of the President as Commander in Chief. Also, impinges upon Congress' sole power to declare war.
The war powers act of 1941 was passed by Congress allowing the President to assume more power in building a military fleet to send overseas. This was because of the attack on …Pearl Harbor as well as many other preceding factors. Previous attempts such as the Ludlow amendment would have called a national referenda to declare war. The 1941 war powers act ultimately was a declaration of war against the axis powers, notably Germany and Japan.
It gives the Governor-general in Council the power to make such regulations as the government thinks fit for the "security, defence, peace, order and well-being of Canad…a" and in particular: a) to censure, suppress or control publications; b) to arrest, detain, exclude or expel individuals;c) to control ports and the movement of ships;d) to control all forms of transportation;e) to control trade, exports, imports, production, and fabrication; f) to take over, control, confiscate or dispose thereof or use any property.
The War Powers Act of 1941 was also know as the "First War Powers Act" it was basically a emergency law that increased the American Federal Power During WW2. The President tha…t signed it was "U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt" and it was put into law by December 18, 1941.
Answer The War Powers Resolution was passed in 1973. It was designed to limit the president's power to commit U.S. troops abroad without congressional appro…val.
Richard Nixon vetoed the War Powers Act in 1973 because he believed it gave too much power to the Congress. He believed the president needed some war powers to be able to …quickly protect the nation in the event of hostilities.
The War Powers Resolution of 1973 (50 U.S.C. 1541-1548) was a United States Congress joint resolution providing that the President can send U.S. armed forces into action abroa…d only by authorization of Congress or if the United States is already under attack or serious threat. The War Powers Resolution requires the president to notify Congress within 48 hours of committing armed forces to military action and forbids armed forces from remaining for more than 60 days, with a further 30 day withdrawal period, without an authorization of the use of military force or a declaration of war.
Because Americans realized how dangerous war is for soldiers
To restore a greater public role in decisions about going to war