Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: The Power to Declare War

The Power to Declare War

Ivan Eland talked about the power to declare war established in the Constitution and how the power to use military force has been expanded.

Description

Ivan Eland talked about the power to declare war established in the Constitution and how the power to use military force has been expanded.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What was the last declared war? How does this compare to the Korean War?
  • Why was Congress given the power to declare war in the Constitution?
  • What is the difference between a declaration of war and an Authorization of Military Force (AUMF)?
  • According to Mr. Eland, how has the AUMF approved after 9/11 been abused? What does he recommend for the future?

Additional Resource

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Authorization Of Military Force
    • Commander In Chief
    • Gulf Of Tonkin Resolution
    • Korean War
    • World War I I

    Topics

    Executive BranchLegislative BranchU.S. History

    Grades

    High SchoolUniversity