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Nixon and the War Powers Resolution

  1. Nov 28, 2004 #1
    What were Congress' real reasons for overriding Nixon's presidential veto of the War Powers Resolution of 1973?

    Did they want to prevent another Vietnam War?

    Thank you for any replies or enlightening views.
     
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  3. Nov 28, 2004 #2

    russ_watters

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    I think it was a legitimate attempt to clarify (sieze?) a power that is treated vaguely in the Constitution. Yes, preventing another Vietnam war was a big part of it.
     
  4. Nov 28, 2004 #3
    Do you know what power this is from the Constitution?
     
  5. Nov 29, 2004 #4

    russ_watters

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    The Constitution says the President is Commander in Chief of the armed forces and that only Congress can declare war. These two powers seem to overlap.
     
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