Powers and Clauses

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Clauses and Powers

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Enumerated Powers (Expressed Power) they describe how a central government with three distinct branches can operate effectively
the powers authorized by a document that while not stated, seem to be implied by powers expressly started
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 both the federal government and each constituent 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 (“Elastic Clause”) a section of the United States Constitution that enables Congress to make the laws required for the exercise of its other powers established by the Constitution
Full Faith and Credit Clause (Article 4) addresses the duties that states within the United States have to respect the "public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other state."
(Article 6) all laws made furthering the Constitution and all treaties made under the authority of the United States are the “supreme law of the land.”
(1st Amendment) protects citizens' right to practice their religion as they please
(1st Amendment) prohibits the government from "establishing" a religion
Due Process Clause (5th and 14th Amendment) acts as a safeguard from arbitrary denial of life, liberty, or property by the Government
Selective Corporation a case by case process by which the liberties of the Bill of Rights is applied to the state governments by the due process clause
Equal Protection Clause (14th Amendment) no state shall deny to any person within its jurisdiction "the equal protection of the laws"
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