Presidential Powers and Congress Analytical Essay by cee-cee

Presidential Powers and Congress
This paper discusses how the declaration of war in Iraq challenged the relationship between the President of the U.S. and Congress.
# 111047 | 1,041 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Jan 06, 2009 in Political Science (U.S.) , Law (Constitution) , Hot Topics (Iraq Wars)

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The paper discusses the issue of the legitimacy of the President to go to war in Iraq without the approval of Congress. The paper also discusses American society and the degree in which public opinion and the legislative body can actually influence the decision of the President. Finally, the paper considers the United Nations and shows how, despite the fact that it is a global player on the international scene, it is limited in its possibilities to prevent war and foreign interventions.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Authorizing Use of Force 09-14-01. US Government info. 2001. 25 February 2008
  • Ehrhart, W.D. "The Authority To Declare War". Intervention Magazine. 2003. 25 February 2008
  • Lithwick, Dahlia. "What War Powers Does the President Have?" Slate. 2001. 25 February 2008
  • War Power Resolution. 2008. 25 February 2008

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