Wars Power Resolution - Wars Power Resolution Caption'Imagine Congress trying to curb my right to conduct unconstitutional wars Why that's

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Wars Power Resolution Caption: 'Imagine! Congress trying to curb my right to conduct unconstitutional wars! Why, that's unconstitutional!' The cartoon addresses the reaction of Nixon in 1973 when congress created the war powers resolution in response to Nixon's breach of executive power. Definition: A federal law intended to check the president's power to commit the United States to an armed conflict without the consent of the U.S. Congress Explanation: The war powers resolution was enacted after the Vietnam war to address uncertain boundaries of congress's
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Unformatted text preview: constitutional power to declare war and the president's constitutional power of commander in chief. It gave congress more power in the sense that the president cannot introduce armed US troops abroad to avoid involvement or conflict with the country. Example: Nixon had bombed and sent armed troops to Cambodia without the consent of Congress unknowingly triggering political instability within Cambodia resulting in a genocide. Therefore, Nixon overstepped the boundaries of his executive power....
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