You would think that the president would have all the power for the war because he is the camdor chief but there are some boundaries in making the decision on war because the president would think if I don’t have to ask or get someone’s opinion on it then they would just do what ever they want because I think you need to talk about all the options and have other people in solved because you can convince yourself to do what you think is right but it might not be the best decision. so its good different rules but some of them had to change because a lot of things have changed so they need to how they proceed things. Congress should be the people making the decisions.
The constitution article 1 section 8 is the congress powers it is specifically provided that the Congress shall have the power to make all laws necessary and proper for carrying into execution, not only its own powers but also all other powers vested by the Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any department or officer thereof. The Presidential
executive power as Commander in Chief, the constitutional powers of the President as Commander in Chief to introduce United States Armed Forces into hostilities, or into situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances, are exercised only pursuant to a declaration of war specific statutory authorization, ora national emergency created by attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or its armed forces. The president Tries to work around the constitutional laws so they have to have like laws inside laws. Back then the framers meant for the president to direct the war but, only a few presidents did that. Why they don’t do it now is probably because they don’t want the president to die.
Article 2 section 2 The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to Grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment. this means that the president had to have permission to do something so he pretty much has to have it proved
The Power Act of 1941 was the First war act, The act was an American emergency law that made more Federal power during World War II. It was signed by the President Franklin Roosevelt and became the law on December 18, 1941. two weeks after they passed the law the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor. that gave the President to go though and start World War II. The president was authorized to reorganize the executive branch, independent government agencies. Government corporations for the war cause. The President was allowed to censor mail and other forms of communication between the United States and foreign countries. the power Act stayed until six months after the war ended. It didn’t exist after it went away. There was an act that was almost like this called Departmental Reorganization Act of 1917 it was passed before they went to war and it also increased presidial power.
There was a second power act 3 months after the first one was past. it was past was passed on March 27, 1942. This made the president have more power towards World War II. some of the president power went away during the Hatch Act of 1939 reduced naturalization standards for aliens within the united states Armed Forces. So this created methods for war-related production contracting along with adjusting several other aspects of government affairs.
President Kennedy, Johnson sent U.S. troops to southeast Asia with out clearing it with congress. So then they had make a change and had to pass a bill called, The War Powers Resolution, also called War Power Act, In 1973. Richard Nixon did not approve of the bill but when they voted congress out voted Nixon. He said it was dangerous and unconstitutional. Congress and the president should have a say. The War Powers Resolution requires that the President communicate to Congress the committal of troops within 48 hours. The statute requires the President to remove all troops after 60 days if Congress has not approved of the president decision. Even though the war power exists congress can still step if they don’t think the president is making the right decisions.
The wars power bill has not worked in some cases, They had to pass a bill called Campbell v. Clinton its for congress not to sue the president for not following The Revolution Powers. March 1999 president Clinton announced the commencement of NATO air and cruise missile attacks on Yugoslav targets. If they did not do this bill Clinton would have probably would have been impeached and would have probably went to jail.
The Youngstown Case also called The Steel Seizure Case was in April of 1952, It was a United States Supreme Court decision they had to limit the President power for the United States to seize private property in the absence of either specifically multiple things have been mentioned about Article Two of the United States Constitution.
Myers v. United States, was a United States Supreme Court decision ruling that the President has a lot more power, and does not need the approval of the Senate or any other legislative person. In 1920, Frank S. Myers, a First-Class Postmaster in Portland, Oregon, was removed from office by President Woodrow Wilson.