Chapter 3 and 4 flashcards

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Enumerated power (expressed power) the congress may exercise the powers that the constitution grants it, subject to the individual rights listed in the Bill of Rights
Implied Powers powers that the Congress has that are not stated explicitly in the Constitution
Inherent Powers The powers that the congress and president need to get the job done right
Reserved Powers powers that the Constitution does not give to the national govt. that are kept by the states
Concurrent Powers powers shared by the state and federal govt.
Commerce Clause grants Congress the ability to regulate commerce relationships with foreign countries, states, and indian tribes
Necessary and Proper Clause (elastic clause) give Congress the right to make all laws "necessary and proper" to carry out its expressed power
Full Faith and Credit Clause (article 4) addresses the duty that the states within the US have to respect the "public acts, records, and judicial proceeding of every other states"
Supremacy Clause (article 6) establishes that the federal constitution, and federal law generally, take precedence over state laws, and even state constitutions
Free exercise Clause (1st amendment) states that Congress shall make no laws respecting the establishment of religion
Establishment Clause (1st amendment) limitation placed upon the US Congress preventing it from passing legislation respecting an establishment of religion
Due Process Clause (5th and 14th Amendment) no person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law
Selective Corporation a case by case process by which the liberties of the Bill of Rights are implied to the State govts. by the Due Process Clause f the 14th amendment.
Equal Protection Clause (14th Amendment) all individuals shall have equal protection under the laws
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