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The War Powers Act of 1973 was an attempt by Congress to increase its authority over the use of military force. The provisions of this act include the following.

  • The President must report to Congress within 48 hours after sending troops to an area where hostilities are imminent.
  • Within 60 days after troops are sent, Congress must, by declaration of war or other specific statutory authorization, provide for the continuation of the United States military presence.
  • If Congress fails to provide such authorization, the President must withdraw the troops.
  • If Congress passes a concurrent resolution (which the President may not veto) directing the removal of United States troops, the President must comply.

The War Powers Act was an attempt by Congress to check the power of the President because

AnswerChoose the correct answer.Choose all that apply. Correct Partially correct Incorrect Don't Know

  1. A
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    Presidents had involved the United States in wars that Congress had not declared
  2. B
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    the courts had begun to play a large and independent role in foreign policy
  3. C
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    Presidents had failed to respond aggressively to the spread of communism
  4. D
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    the framers of the Constitution had intended that Congress, rather than the President, exert direct control over the military
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