U.S. Statutes at Large

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No. 185.

Declaration of War

April 25, 1898

An Act declaring that war exists between the United States of America and the Kingdom of Spain.

Be it enacted . . . , First. That war be, and the same is hereby, declared to exist, and that war has existed since . . . [April 21, 1898] . . . , including said day, between the United States of America and the Kingdom of Spain.

Second. That the President of the United States be, and he hereby is, directed and empowered to use the entire land and naval forces of the United States, and to call into the actual service of the United States the militia of the several States, to such extent as may be necessary to carry this Act into effect.

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Chicago: "Declaration of War," U.S. Statutes at Large in Documentary Source Book of American History, 1606-1913, ed. William MacDonald (1863-1938) (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1916), Original Sources, accessed August 9, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3VH18KEQ6JL21BG.

MLA: . "Declaration of War." U.S. Statutes at Large, in Documentary Source Book of American History, 1606-1913, edited by William MacDonald (1863-1938), New York, The Macmillan Company, 1916, Original Sources. 9 Aug. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3VH18KEQ6JL21BG.

Harvard: , 'Declaration of War' in U.S. Statutes at Large. cited in 1916, Documentary Source Book of American History, 1606-1913, ed. , The Macmillan Company, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 9 August 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3VH18KEQ6JL21BG.