In this commentary, Jean Galbraith of the University of Pennsylvania Law School explains how the Constitution and other forces constrain the President in foreign affairs.
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On March 10, 1848, the Senate approved a treaty that led to California and much of the Southwest joining the United States. But the man who negotiated the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was promptly fired on his return to Washington.
On this day in 1917, President Woodrow Wilson learned of a shocking piece of paper that made America’s entry into World War I inevitable. And current research shows the Americans didn’t know everything German diplomats intended.
With more than two dozen governors objecting to a federal government plan to accept Syrian refugees, a spotlight has been placed on how the Constitution deals with these matters.
In this commentary, American University’s Chris Edeldson says it would be a mistake to make decisions about ISIS based on fear, including the decision that any one President can or should take on this problem single-handedly.