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Ep. 112 — War & the Constitution

Constitutional Chats Presented By Constituting America

Release Date: 04/07/2022

War.  We’ve all seen footage from war zones on the nightly news and most recently the tragic images from Ukraine.  Did you know Congress has not actually declared war since World War II? How has the use of military force been authorized since then? What is the War Powers Act and how has it been applied?  What does the Constitution say about this?  What were the differing views from the Founders on war, specifically the differences between Hamilton on one side and Jefferson and Washington on the other?  And how is all of this highly relevant in today’s heightened geo-political landscape?  For all of these answers, please join our special guest, Andrew Langer with the Institute for Liberty and our student panel as we discuss this salient topic.