Limited edition of The War Powers Resolution: A Constitutional Crisis, signed by President Gerald R. Ford.
Octavo, 109pp. Green cloth, title in gilt on spine, gilt title and facsimile signature on front cover. Signed limited edition of 200 copies, this being number 176, signed by former President Gerald Ford on front half title.
Comments: This address by Gerald Ford was given at Butte College in 1991. It addresses the War Powers Resolution (War Powers Act) which was enacted by congress over the veto of President Nixon. In 1973, tired of the Vietnam and Korean Wars, congress passed a new law that required a president seek a declaration of war by congress before sending troops into combat. While this law has never been challenged in the Supreme Court, President Ford contended that it was unconstitutional and hindered the ability of the executive to defend the nation. President Clinton and President Bush have both challenged the law with their actions in Kosovo and Iraq.