Explore Your World: The Evolution of Presidential War Powers
Since 1789 five Presidents asked Congress to declare war under their constitutionally defined power to do so. In 1812 James Madison was the first President to, with Congressional approval, declare war on another country (The War of 1812 with Great Britain). The 1950 Korean War was the first modern example of the U.S. being taken to war by President Harry Truman without a Congressional declaration.
This one-session presentation will examine Presidential & Congressional war powers as defined by the US Constitution, the evolution of those powers, and Presidents who have taken America to war with and without a required Congressional declaration.
Bruce Tucker teaches at Rutgers Osher Lifelong Learning Institute,
The program is free, and all are welcome, but registration is required. Sign up below or call the Information Desk at 908-273-0350, option 3.
- Monday, December 9, 2019
- 10:30am - 12:30pm
- Lower Level Program Room