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Foreign Affairs and War Powers

Foreign Affairs and War Powers

Discover the most important grants of executive authority: the conduct of foreign affairs, vetoes and executive agreements, and war powers.

Transcript

In this clip, we're going to talk about executive authority to conduct foreign affairs.

For all intents and purposes, the President is the head of foreign relations in the U.S. government. The Constitution divides the power to manage relationships with other nations between Congress and the President, but the bulk of these rights and responsibilities are given to the President. Some of these powers are expressly granted in the text of the Constitution, while others have been delegated by...

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