Powers and clauses

Jennifer Labra L
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Enumerated a.k.a "expressed power' Powers that Congress has that are specifically listed in the Constitution.
Implied powers POwers that Congress has that are not stated explicitly in the Constitution.
Inherent Powers owers that Congress and the president need in order to get the job done right. Although not specified in the Constitution, they are reasonable powers that are a logical part of the powers delegated to Congress and the president.
Reserved Powers Powers that the Constitution does not give the national government that are kept by the states.
Concurrent powers Powers shared by the state and federal government.
Commerce clause Article 1, Section 8, Clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution, which gives Congress the power “to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes.”
Necessary & Proper clause a.k.a Elastic clause CLause on Article 1, section 8 of the constitution that gives congress the right to make all laws"necessary and proper" to carry out it's expressed powers.
Full Faith & Credit Clause (Article 4) Article IV, Section 1 of the United States Constitution, known as the "Full Faith and Credit Clause", addresses the duties that states within the United States have to respect the "public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other state."
Supremacy Clause (Article 6) h makes the Constitution, national laws, and treaties supreme over state laws when the national government is acting within its constitutional limits.
Free Exercise Clause (1st Amendment) Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof
Establishment Clause (1st Amendment) limitation placed upon the United States Congress preventing it from passing legislation respecting an establishment of religion.
Due process Clause (5th & 14th Amendment) only restricts the federal government. It states that no person shall be “deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law.” Usually, “due process” refers to fair procedures.
Selectively Corporation A case by case process by which the liberties of the bill of rights are applied to the states govts. by the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment.
Equal Protection Clause (14th Amendment) took effect in 1868, provides that no state shall deny to any person within its jurisdiction "the equal protection of the laws".
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