The Vietnam War was not declared by Congress. It was started when the President sent troops.
Some believed that wars could not be fought unless they were "Declared Wars." However, Vietnam nor the US Civil War were declared wars.
By congress. The American Civil War & Vietnam War were undeclared wars. The last US declared war was WWII.
The US Congress has Declared war 5 times. The War of 1812 being the 1st and WWII being the last
Congress declared war in 1812 against Britain, in 1846 against Mexico, in 1898 against Spain, in 1917 against Germany, and in 1941 against Japan, Germany, and Italy.
The last time the US congress declared war was in 1941, when the US entered WW II following the attack on Pearl Harbor.
The Vietnam War and The Civil War
The Pennselvaina congress.
To date, there have been no US declared wars in the atomic age. The last declared war was WW2; before the atom bomb was invented.
Only 5 that were formally declared per the requirements of the US constitution, the most recent being WW2.
The War of 1812 against Britain was a declared war. The War against Spain was declared. The Korean War was man's FIRST atomic age war (the atomic age commenced in 1945 with the detonation of the first atomic bombs); declared wars, which infer total wars, can no longer be fought, as total wars require the use of ALL available weapons such as nuclear weapons (chemical weapons are banned by treaty since 1925). The Korean War was a limited war (limited to non-nuclear weapons) and not a declared war; NO US FOUGHT WAR HAS BEEN A DECLARED WAR SINCE WW2; the dawn of the Atomic Age. the number of declared wars by congress is 5 they are : The War of 1812 (1812-1815) , The Mexican War (1846-1848) , The Spanish-American War (1898-1899), World War I (1917-1918), World War II (1941-1945)
1. War of 1812 2. Mexican War 1846-1848 3. Spanish-American War of 1898 4. WW1 1917-1918 5. WW2 1941-1945
Congress declared war 5 times
Congress declares wars, some examples of US declared wars: 1. Mexican War (1846-1848) 2. Spanish-American War (1898) 3. WWI (1917-1918) 4. WWII (1941-1945)
5 War of 1812 Mexican-American War Spanish-American War World War I World War II
Congress voted to fund (support with tax payers money) Operation Iraqi Freedom. The last time the US declared war was during WW2. The Korean and Vietnam Wars were Limited Wars (Limited to Conventional Weapons-No Nukes; Total Wars would include the use of NUCLEAR WEAPONS).
The congress shall have the power to declared war !!!!
congress declares war. not the president. war has not been declared by the United States since WWII other conflicts have obviously occurred but war was not declared so these events are very large and deadly "police actions" that while in are reality were wars... it was not declared. simply he didn't. congress didn't either.
War may be declared only by CONGRESS (:
WWII was America's last declared war.
World War 1 and World War 2 were the last declared wars that the US participated in.I'm sure however that there have been small regional warsafter World War 2, that the US did not participate in that were declared wars by the regional participants in those wars.
First was the war of 1812, last was WW2.
The US Congress.
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