Essay on Fdr 's War Message : American And Japan

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FDR’s War Message
American and Japan were in peace talks, but then Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, so FDR declared this the next day.
“As Commander in Chief of the army and navy I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense.” - President Roosevelt
FDR provided for the common defense here by asking Congress to declare war against Japan so that the country could defend itself from the attack.
Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
This was near the beginning of the Vietnam War, and it was publicized that two American ships were attacked in the Gulf of Tonkin by the North Vietnamese Army.
“That the Congress approves and supports the determination of the President, as Commander in Chief, to take all necessary measures to repel any armed attack against the forces of the United States and to prevent further aggression.” - Gulf Of Tonkin Resolution
This was an example of Congress providing for the common defense because, even though it gave the President a lot of power, that power was used in order to send troops to help protect the country.
Vietnam War Draft
The country was in the Vietnam War, and President Johnson needed troops to go fight.
All men 18-25 were required to enter the draft to be potentially picked to go to the war.
Although, many men did not want to enter the draft, the government is responsible for building up an Army for war, showing how they provided for the common defense. promote the general welfare,
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