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Q: Who was the United States president that asked congress to declare the spanish American war?
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What five wars did congress declare war?

War of 1812 Mexican-American War Spanish-American War WWI WWII


Why did president McKinley ask congress to declare war on Spain?

The event that lead to war was the Spanish sinking of the Maine.


Did William McKinley help out in the Spanish American War?

He was a good Commander in Chief. He let the military take care of the details.


Did president McKinley tell congress that god had told him to attack the spanish forces in the spanish American war?

no whoever told you that is dumb


Who declared war against Spain which resulted in the Spanish American War?

President William McKinley and the US Congress.


Why the US got into the spanish-american war?

The suspected Spanish saboutage in the blowing up of the USS Maine forced President William McKinely to ask for a Declaration of War from the US Congress.


Who was president while the Spanish -American War was going on?

William McKinley was president during the Spanish American War.


Did the US Congress have a voice in the Spanish- American War?

Yes, and I'm sure some in the Congress were against going to war, but the final voice was heard on April 24, 1898, when they gave President McKinley a Declaration of War.


By the US Constitution who has the power to declare war?

It is a common mistake to think that the president of the US can declare war. This is incorrect.According to the U.S. Constitution, only Congress has the power to declare war on another sovereign nation.According to Article I , Section 8: "The Congress shall have Power ... To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water; To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years; To provide and maintain a Navy; To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces; To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions; To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress ...".However, the resolution in Congress must pass both the House and Senate, the President has the authority to either sign or veto the resolution. The ONLY times that a binding act of Congress does not cross the President's desk are: I) A Constitutional Amendment II) Articles of Impeachment, or a subsequent conviction or acquittal in the Senate. III) Confirmation of appointees. Historically the President has always asked Congress for an official declaration of war before Congress passes such a resolution, although this is not necessary.Other than the War of 1812 and the Spanish American War, Congress has overwhelmingly voted in the affirmative, therefore a Presidential veto would be toothless, even if he desired to do so.The US President does have the power to deploy troops to said location.The US Constitution says the Congress has the power to declare war


American Leader of Spanish-American War?

President William McKinley.


Who served in the military during the Spanish-American War?

President William McKinley was the President during the Spanish American War. Theodore Roosevelt actually served in the military during the war.


Was William McKinley the leader of the Spanish-American War?

William McKinley was the US President during the Spanish American War.