The War Powers Act of 1973: Definition & Summary


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The War Powers Resolution was passed in response to which act?

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1. In 1964, Congress granted President Johnson the authority to use military force against North Vietnam. What was the name of this joint Congressional action?

2. When was the last formal declaration of war by the United States?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combo will display your knowledge of the War Powers Act of 1973. Some topics that you will be tested on include the last formal declaration of war by the United States and the catalyst for the act.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • President Lyndon B. Johnson's authority to attack North Vietnam
  • The event to which the War Powers Act was a response
  • The last formal declaration of war by the United States

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the War Powers Act of 1973
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about violations of the act
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the actions of President Johnson and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To study more about the act, review the lesson titled The War Powers Act of 1973: Definition & Summary. This lesson looks at the following objectives:

  • Details the United States declaring war against Rumania in 1942
  • Defines necessary and proper clause of the United States Constitution
  • Explains the Vietnam conflict
  • Covers the long term impact of the act