Social Studies


The Preamble includes the phrase "provide for the common defense." Which of the following powers granted by the Constitution relates to the defense of the United States?

2 Answer

  • I assume it is multiple choice so choose the answer that closely resembles the ability to create and maintain a military.
  • Answer:

    Congress has the authority to declare war against a foreign nation.


    The Constitution grants Congress the authority to declare war against foreign nations. Also, Congress has the power to collect taxes to pay for the country's defense.