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After the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon Administrations spent nearly a decade committing U.S. troops to Southeast Asia without Congressional approval, in 1973 Congress responded by passing the War Powers Resolution. The Resolution sought to halt the erosion of Congress's ability to participate in war-making decisions, an aim furthered by the Resolution's requirement that the President communicate to Congress the commitment of troops within 48 hours. So Congress gave agreed on signing the war powers act that basically prevents congress from participating in any war making decisions with the president. This is giving the president so much power and allowing him to make decisions without the congress getting in the way.

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So....bluefacebaby I just couldn't help myself but notice that you said congress has the power to veto a bill but I bet you don't know how many times that a bill has actually been vetoed. The President's veto power is significant because Congress rarely overrides vetoes and out of 1,484 regular vetoes since 1789, only 7.1%, or 106, have been overridden. So yes congress does have the power to do override a bill but data has shown that it is very rare that they have ever actually.

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The bill can only be overridden by a two-thirds vote in the senate and the house. The President's veto power is significant because Congress rarely overrides vetoes. looking at some data out of 1,484 regular vetoes since 1789, only 7.1%, or 106, have been overridden.If this occurs, the bill becomes law over the President's objections but this just shows the small chance that the congress has to veto a bill, and this also shows a data number that has happened and proves that this is rare for congress to override a bill. So the chances of this really happening are slim.

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Necessary and proper clause… The Necessary and Proper Clause is an “Elastic Clause” That can be stretched out in any direction that the federalists want it to be. In Brutus 1 (Pg. 309) The text says, “It has authority to make laws which affect the lives, liberty, and property of every man in the United States; nor can the constitution or laws of any state, in any way prevent or impede the full and complete execution of every power given. The legislature power is competent to lay taxes, duties, imposts, and excises; - there is no limitation to this power.” This quote mainly is describing the limitations that the Necessary and Proper Clause has due to the effect that it can be stretched and thought into so many different directions.

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