Powers and Clauses

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Enumerated Powers aka "expressed power" The powers specifically granted to the national government.
Implied Powers Powers that Congress has that are not stated explicitly in the Constitution.
Inherent Powers The powers that are necessary for a branch of government to get its job done.
Reserved Powers Powers that the Constitution does not give to the national government that are kept by the states.
Concurrent Powers Powers that both levels of government can exercise.
Commerce Clause Allocates power to Congress for regulating commerce among states and with foreign nations and Indian tribes.
Necessary and Proper Clause Gives Congress the power to make all laws necessary to carry out their expressed powers.
Full Faith and Credit Clause States must recognize the public acts, records and judicial proceedings of every other state. (article 4)
Supremacy Clause The federal law is above all state laws. States can't make laws that conflict with US laws. (article 6)
Free Exercise Clause (1st amendment) Declares that we have freedom to whatever we choose when it comes to religious matters.
Establishment Clause (1st amendment) Declares that a state can't establish religion.
Due Process Clause (5th & 14th amendment) States that no person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without fair procedures.
Selective Corporation Case by case process by which the liberties of the Bill of Rights is applied to the state governments by the Due Process clause of the 14th amendment. (14th Amendment)
Equal Protection Clause (14th Amendment) States that no state shall deny to any person within its jurisdiction.
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