Justifications for Waging War


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Who is the competent authority to authorize war in the United States?

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1. Which of these is an example of war as a last resort?

2. Which of these is NOT a proportional response?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Before entering into war, justifications are often made to warrant a country's actions. This quiz and worksheet combination will help determine your comprehension of this idea of 'just war' by testing you on pertinent terminology and examples.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will ask you about the following relative vocabulary:

  • Proportional response
  • Just causes
  • Competent authority
  • War as a last resort
  • Approved reasons for waging war

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will give you an opportunity to test the following study skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related war lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of just causes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about war powers in the United States

Additional Learning

Develop your understanding of this subject by reviewing the accompanying lesson titled Justifications for Waging War, which will detail the following objectives:

  • Understand the theory of just wars with just causes
  • Define the concept of authorization by a competent authority
  • Know the idea of a last resort
  • Determine a proportional response