From the Federalists to Reagan


1984 · 216 pages

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Articles examine the ongoing debates over the wisdom of using American military force to pursue foreign policy objectives by assessing episodes of intense disagreements over the President’s use of military force and other claimed prerogatives.


The War Powers Resolution and the Constitution: A Special Introduction
Jacob K. Javits

Realism versus Moralism in Foreign Policy: Jefferson, Hamilton, and the Franco-British War
Albert H. Bowman

Who Declares War?: Madison in 1812
Abbot Smith

Lincoln and the Civil War
Lyman Bryson

The President and the Initiation of Hostilities: The Precedents of the Mexican and Spanish-American Wars
Charles C. Tansill

The President's Muzzling of Foreign Policy Critics: FDR and World War II
Richard W. Steele

A Comment on "FDR and His Foreign Policy Critics"
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

Seizure of Industry under War Powers: Truman and the Steel Mills
Lucius Wilmerding, Jr.

The Role of the National Security Council under Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy
Stanley L. Falk

The Vietnam War and the Reassertion of Congressional Power
Harvey G. Zeidenstein

The Reagan Administration and Revolutions in Central America
Walter LaFeber

About PSQ's Editor

Demetrios James Caraley

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