Powers and Clauses

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1st Period Vocabulary Words

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Enumerated Powers aka Expressed Powers specific responsibilities granted to the U.S. Congress by the U.S. Constitution
Implied Powers a power that is reasonably necessary to carry out the purposes of a power expressly granted
Inherent Powers powers that Congress and the president need in order to get the job done right
Concurrent powers powers in nations with a federal system of government that are shared by the federal government and political unit
Commerce Clause gives Congress the power " to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes"
Necessary and proper clause aka elastic clause the Constitution gives Congress the power "to make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper" to carry out its duties.
Reserved powers powers that the Constitution does not give to the national government that are kept by the states
full faith and credit clause addresses the duties that states within the U.S. have to respect the "public arts and records"
supremacy clause the Constitution and other laws and treaties made by the national government "shall be the supreme Law of the Land. "
Due Process Clause no person shall be " deprived of life, liberty, or property without process of law"
Free exercise clause Congress makes no law respecting an establishment of religion
establishment clause limitation placed upon the U.S. Congress preventing it from passing legislation.
selective corporation a case by case by which the liberties of the Bill of Rights are applied to the state govts. by the due process clause of the 14th amendment
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