War Powers: The President, the Congress, and the Question of War

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Appendix D
Five Declared Wars between 1787 and 1993
1812-1815 War of 1812. On June 18, 1812, the United States declared
war against the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
1846-1848 Mexican War. On May 13, 1846, the United States declared
war against Mexico.
1898 The Spanish-American War. On April 25, 1898, the United
States declared war against Spain.
1917-1918 World War I. On April 6, 1917, the United States declared war
against Germany and on December 7, 1917, against Austria-
Hungary.
1941-1945 World War II. On December 8, 1941, the United States de-
clared war against Japan, on December 11 against Germany
and Italy, and on June 5, 1942, against Bulgaria, Hungary, and
Romania.

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