Powers of Congress

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Powers of Congress
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2012-02-08 21:52:16
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congress: article 1 section 8
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  1. elastic clause
    power to make all laws necessary and proper for carrying out the given powers
  2. $ for debt
    power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts, and exercises
  3. borrow $
    to borrow Money on the credit of the US
  4. trade
    regulate commerce with foreign nations, among states, and with natives
  5. mail
    to establish Post Offices and post roads
  6. fight
    to declare war, grant letters of marque and reprisal and make rules about capturing territory
  7. military at sea
    to provide and maintain a Navy
  8. get military
    to raise and support armies
  9. make $
    to coin Money, regulate the value there of, and of foreign coin
  10. process to become citizen
    establish uniform rule of naturalization and bankruptcy laws
  11. disipline for fraud and conterfeiting
    to provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the sucurities and current coin of US
  12. copyright
    promote the progress of science and useful arts by securing the exclusive right to their exclusive writings and discoveries
  13. lower courts
    consitute tribunals inferior to supreme court
  14. sea law
    define and punish piracies and felonies on the sea (and offenses against the Law of Nations)
  15. control forces (rules)
    make rules for the government and regulations of land and naval forces
  16. militia
    Provide for the calling forth of militia is execute the Laws of the Union, supress insurrections and repel invasions
  17. organizing militia
    provide for organizing, arming, and disiplining the militia (reserving for states the appt of officers)
  18. legislate
    to excersie legislation in district

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