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Expressed Congressional Powers

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Ben Leichliter

on 1 March 2013

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Expressed powers- powers directly stated in the Constitutuion Expressed Congressional Powers Revenue This clause gives Congress the power to raise and spend
revenue, or the money raised by the govt. Taxes must stay
at the same rate throughout the U.S. To establish procedures for becoming a U.S. Citizen when coming into the U.S. from foreign nations. Also, to establish laws and regulations for bankruptcy among U.S. citizens and U.S. businesses. Naturalization and Bankruptcy Counterfeiting Congress holds the power to establish Post Offices and post roads. This was originally meant for the Post Office Dept., but has since been changed to the United States Postal Service. Post Office This power allows Congress to establish a federal
court system. These courts, however, are still
inferior to the Supreme Court. Borrowing The government borrows money by issuing different types
of bonds. These, however, must be payed back with interest.
Foreign countries and even citizens of the U.S. buy these with
hopes of receiving a decent return. Commerce Commerce- an interchange of goods or
commodities (buying and selling). Congress
must regulate this between the States and
Indian Tribes. Also, congress regulates the commerce between the U.S. and foreign countries. Currency Gives congress the sole power to coin money
and set the value of the U.S.'s currency. To fix standards of weight and measure. Congress may punish any acts of counterfeiting, or illegally forging currency. This is important to protect the value of the coin. Clause 6 Clause 5 Clause 4 Clause 3 Clause 2 Clause 1 Clause 7 Copyrights and Patents Maintains an author, inventor and photographer's
right to their works and ensures that none other may
take credit. However, this does not cover trademarks (brand names). Clause 8 Courts Clause 9 Piracy Congress has the power to punish any acts of Piracy
and Felonies committed on the sea, as well offenses
against Law of Nations (dishonoring flag, no war
without deceleration of war, etc.) Clause 10 THE END Declare War Congress has the right to Declare War. U.S. troops
have been sent without Congressional approval in
the past, but they must be notified within 48 hours and
the troops cannot stay without approval for more than
60 days. Clause 11 Army a standing army, but the troops cannot be
funded for more than two years without
re-approval. Congress has the power to form Clause 12 Navy This clause yet again gives Congress another war power: to provide and maintain a navy. This includes, fully staffed ships and all other various aspects of the navy. Clause 13 Rules for Armed Forces Congress holds the ability to make certain rules for the
Government, armed forces and naval forces. Basically,
Congress passes regulations to put military discipline
into place. Clause 14 Militia To provide a calling forth of the "militia" (now known as the National Guard.) They are to execute the Laws of the Union, and stop any invasions or insurrections (uprising against authority.) Clause 15 National Guard The National Guard is organized by
the states, however, Congress has a hand in its behavior. They organize, arm, and
discipline them Clause 16 Nation's Capital This clause gives Congress the right
to make laws for Washington D.C., a national capital apart from states. Also, congress has control over any federal
military facilities. Clause 17 Elastic Clause The basis for all of legislative branch's implied powers,
or powers not written but understood. With this they
are allowed to pass more laws "necessary and proper"
to uphold their written powers. Clause 18 Sources United States Government: Democracy In Action Textbook http://taxfoundation.org/sites/taxfoundation.org/files/UserFiles/Image/Blog/borrowing.jpg http://static.ddmcdn.com/gif/ecommerce-ch.jpg https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS9Hy4rAUhyPJHD2ntXNZZ35iVdDQPAt7cNnn7dmCUIXgwvse-o https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQBGcnlftjONLY54OQRWrB4ccliI__vaunApjVWbNxbSqzuq5hSpQ https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRA67X4gJQ4KBestMrrzSBXM6aiEOY4iUS6LpF_MBZ2VPD3H7tgcA https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSMiq8NOpf4FPXuMq1lifQTYDSHdCc4DJeyy6he-tNMizn_-e9qoA https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ1ZRVqLJYCq-TO3YQXmubEHwrm4mnTfxSNMjJ1WazgDHadss4zpA https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTvSyVXBmaBVzxXb0AEtm0JaG29bZgYKrC-V4cB4SPHRTqKhbk1qw http://www.stillaguamish.com/images/gavel.jpg http://www.livingdice.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/piracy.png http://thedepression.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/War.jpg http://media-cache-ec2.pinterest.com/avatars/usarmy-1349369183_600.jpg http://static.ddmcdn.com/gif/navy-2.jpg http://www.marketingpilgrim.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/rules.jpg http://www.startamilitia.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/militia.jpg http://www.al.ngb.army.mil/PublishingImages/OCS/Links/image-35-3_7_111.jpg http://www.starrtours.com/image_data/6472.jpg http://moranmustangs.org/jessicasr11/files/2010/12/elastic1-300x241.jpg
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