AP® UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS 2011 Schoene’s Class SCORING GUIDELINES Reading #2 War Power 6 points Discuss a way in which the War Powers Resolution might limit foreign wars. Part (a): 2 points Students can include one of the following and connect it to a way it would limit a foreign war. Resolution Requires 48 Hours of time that the president must report to Congress Provide justification. “estimated scope & duration” 60 Day Deadline NOTE: MUST IDENTIFY AND EXPLAIN Identify why the legislative veto aspect of the resolution might jeopardize the legality of the resolution. Part (b): 1 point Refer to the supreme court case that it is prohibited for congress to nullify presidential action in military conflict. NOTE: Identify one advantage the president has over Congress and identify one advantage Congress has over the president in war making. Part (c): 2 points Students earn 1 point for each area. Presidents Advantage can include: Constitution does not explicitly list the president’s power as Commander-in-Chief, therefore he has more freedom to interoperate his power over the military President can send troop without a declaration of war. Congress Advantage: War Powers Act Declaration of War Military Budget NOTE: Student must explain how the statement demonstrates an advantage over the other branch. Discuss how unilateral and multi lateral approaches to war making illustrate presidential discretion in war powers Part (d):2 points Students earn 1 point for discussion of each of the approaches Unilateral President doesn’t have to consult with other countries Faster decision Multi-Lateral Presidential communication with other countries President is communicates with the U.N.