SAT Subject US History Practice Question 626: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 626

67. Which of the following congressional actions gave the president authority to take "all necessary meas ures to repel any attack against forces of the United States"?

A. The Bursum Bill
B. The Dawes Act
C. The Tonkin Gulf Resolution
D. The Smoot-Hawley Tariff
E. The War Powers Act

Correct Answer: C

Explanation:

With the Tonkin Gulf Resolution, Congress ceded to the president its constitutional power to declare war.

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