Documents & Debates: War - What's It Good For? The Expansion of Presidential Emergency Powers from the Founding to the Present

Co-host John Moser is joined by Ben Slomski of Ashland University discuss the origins and original understandings of presidential war powers, and how they’ve evolved over time. What did the Founders think? Did they agree on a single description of what war powers, and when a president could act unilaterally? They explore actions by Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, FDR, and other presidents, and make connections to contemporary issues, as well.

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Host: Jeff Sikkenga

Executive Producer: Greg McBrayer

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