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WPAWorks Progress Administration (later Works Projects Administration)
WPAWork Projects Administration (originally Works Progress Administration)
WPAWi-Fi Protected Access (802.11)
WPAWireless Protected Access
WPAWorld Psychiatric Association (Association Mondiale de Psychiatrie)
WPAWindows Product Activation (Microsoft)
WPAWashington Project for the Arts (Washington, DC, USA)
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WPAWireless Printer Adapter
WPAWeb Page Authoring
WPAWorld Public Access
WPAWindows Product Activation
WPAWoomera Prohibited Area (Australia)
WPAWorld Pool-Billiard Association
WPAWestern Psychological Association
WPAWomen's Prison Association
WPAWorking People's Alliance (Guyana)
WPAWriting Program Administrator
WPAWestern Provident Association (UK health insurer)
WPAWszelkie Przejawy Artyzmu (Polish art festival)
WPAWorld Programme of Action (UN)
WPAWhistleblower Protection Act of 1989
WPAWar Powers Act of 1973
WPAWith Particular Average
WPAWorks Progress Administration Agency (US Navy)
WPAWestern Pyrotechnic Association
WPAWin Probability Added (technical baseball statistic)
WPAWeddings Parties Anything
WPAWashington Pilots Association (Washington state)
WPAWork Program Agreement (various organizations)
WPAWorld Potato Atlas (International Potato Center)
WPAWater Jet Propulsion Assembly (US DoD)
WPAWaste Prevention Association
WPAWinnipeg Partnership Agreement (Winnipeg, MB, Canada)
WPAWagner-Peyser Act
WPAWest Papua Association (Australia)
WPAWyoming Pipeline Authority
WPAWorld Prout Assembly
WPAWi-Fi Protected Area
WPAWork Package Agreement (various organizations)
WPAWomen Pay All (Olathe Northwest High School dance)
WPAWizards Per Acre (Utopia game)
WPAWestern Planning Area
WPAWelsh Principal Area
WPAWhite Paper Account (UK)
WPAWarm Pool Atmosphere
WPAWar Plans Advisor (AFLC)
WPAWilliam Preston & Associates
WPAWork Package Authorization
WPAWiener process acceleration
WPAWhole Product Approach
WPAWorld Partners Association (consortium of telecommunications providers)
WPAwafer phased array (semiconductor manufacturing)
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Use any of the general activities above to shift the discussion to other events and administrations from the 1970s and draw connections between them and the War Powers Act of 1973. The following web links related to the Nixon, Ford, and Carter administrations might be useful:
The War Powers Act of 1973 requires any US president to receive congressional approval after 60 days of any military action.
In a lecture delivered at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Walter McDougall discussed the history of presidential responses to the War Powers Act of 1973. Congress passed the Act, McDougall noted, over President Nixon's veto in the wake of the Vietnam War, Watergate, and the perceived need to restrain the "imperial presidency."
involvement in the Vietnam War was drawing to a close and Congress acted in an attempt to bring clarity to the war powers issue -- enacting over President Nixon's veto the War Powers Act of 1973, which said, in part: "The President, in every possible instance, shall consult with Congress before introducing United States Armed Forces into hostilities or into situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances, and after every such introduction shall consult regularly with the Congress until United States Armed Forces are no longer engaged in hostilities or have been removed from such situations."
To stem the growing threat of an imperial president, the House and Senate passed the War Powers Act of 1973: Joint Resolution Concerning the War Powers of Congress and the President--also known as the War Powers Resolution (WPR).
Williams evaluates the War Powers Act of 1973 in the context of the historical reality that although the Constitution gives Congress--not the president--the power to declare war, Congress has only formally declared war in five conflicts, "while U.S.
As the Associated Press reported on February 14th, "Congress has not formally declared war since World War II," pointing out that the War Powers Act of 1973 only required that the president seek congressional approval "before or shortly after ordering military action abroad." But precedents created by presidential usurpation, or congressional abdication, do not supersede the Constitution.