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Title Calls to arms : presidential speeches, messages, and declarations of war / edited by Russell D. Buhite
Published Wilmington, Del. : Scholarly Resources, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (xlii, 374 pages)
Contents 1. John Adams: Quasi-war with France (1797-98) -- 2. Thomas Jefferson: War with Barbary States (1801-1806) -- 3. James Madison: War of 1812 (1812), War with Algiers (1815) -- 4. Andrew Jackson: Intervention in Sumatra and the Falklands (1831-32) -- 5. James K. Polk: War with Mexico (1846) -- 6. Abraham Lincoln: Civil War (1861) -- 7. Ulysses S. Grant: Korean Expedition (1871) -- 8. William McKinley: Spanish-American War (1898), Philippine Insurrection (1898-1900), China Relief Expedition (1900) -- 9. Theodore Roosevelt: Panama Canal, Dominican Republic, Cuba (1903-1906) -- 10. William H. Taft: Nicaragua (1912) -- 11. Woodrow Wilson: Intervention in Mexico (1914-1916), Intervention in Haiti and the Dominican Republic (1914), World War I (1917-1918), Intervention in Russia (1918-1919) -- 12. Calvin Coolidge: Occupation of Nicaragua (1927-1928), Intervention in China (1927) -- 13. Franklin D. Roosevelt: World War II (1941-1942) -- 14. Harry S. Truman: Korea (1950) -- 15. Dwight D. Eisenhower: Taiwan Strait (1955), Lebanon (1958) -- 16. John F. Kennedy: Cuban Missile Crisis (1962) -- 17. Lyndon B. Johnson: Vietnam (1964, 1967), Dominican Republic (1965) -- 18. Richard M. Nixon: Invasion of Cambodia (1970) -- 19. Gerald R. Ford: Mayaguez Incident (1975) -- 20. Jimmy Carter: Iran Hostage Rescue Attempt (1980) -- 21. Ronald Reagan: Marines in Beirut and Intervention in Grenada (1983), Strike against Libya (1986), Intervention in Persian Gulf against Iran (1987) -- 22. George H.W. Bush: Intervention in Panama (1989), Persian Gulf War against Iraq (1990-1991), Intervention in Somalia (1992) -- 23. William J. Clinton: Intervention in Somalia (1993), Strike against Iraq (1993), Intervention in Haiti (1993-1994), Intervention in Bosnia (1993, 1995), Intervention in Kosovo (1999) -- 24. George W. Bush: Al-Qaida Terrorist Attack (2001)
Summary Calls to Arms: Presidential Speeches, Messages, and Declarations of War is a collection of presidential messages and speeches that called America to war from John Adams and the Quasi-War with France to George W. Bush and the fight against international terrorism in Afghanistan. The documents included here demonstrate the growth of presidential power and show how Congress responded to each call to arms. The selections also reflect the adherence to constitutional requirements and in the case of undeclared war messages, the evolution of 'extra-constitutional' behavior. In addition, the book provi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-373)
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Subject Presidents -- United States -- Messages.
War, Declaration of -- United States -- History -- Sources.
Genre/Form History.
Sources.
Form Electronic book
Author Buhite, Russell D.
ISBN 0742572404 (electronic bk.)
9780742572409 (electronic bk.)