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1 United States Government Chapter 11, Sections 1 & 2

2 ANYTHING Congress has the power to do comes from Article I of the Constitution. Article I, Section 8, clauses … Give Powers to Congress.

3 Expressed Powers (listed in the Constitution in clauses 1–17 ) Implied Powers (necessary & proper clause, aka – Elastic Clause clause 18) Inherent Powers (immigration law) Strict Constructionists – against implied powers, for state supremacy Liberal (or Loose) Constructionists – for implied powers, and national supremacy Consensus – compromise! (fiscal cliff?)

4 Money Powers: Art. I, Sec. 8, Cl. 1 (power to Tax) Art. I, Sec. 8, Cl. 2 (power to borrow money) Art. I, Sec. 8, Cl. 4 (Bankruptcy power) Art. I, Sec. 8, Cl. 5 (Currency power) Commerce Powers: Art. I, Sec. 8, Cl. 3 Interstate commerce – trade between states Foreign commerce – trade with foreign countries

5 The sale of public lands under Articles of Confederation Taxes prescribed in Art. I, Sec. 8, Cl. 1 Income tax was prescribed in the 16 th Amendment (1913)

6 Taxation is limited. Federal taxation MUST be approved by Congress Taxation can NOT apply to EXPORTS! Commerce Compromise of the Constitutional Convention Exports are good for a nations economy!!

7 Direct Tax: Paid by the person it is being levied against (e.g., Income Tax) Indirect Tax: Paid by the person being taxed, but they pass along those fees to others Tariff: Paid on imports from other countries o Protective – designed to help American businesses by increasing the cost of foreign goods (HIGH) o Revenue – designed to raise money for the Federal government (LOW)

8 Even though Governmental bodies at all levels can tax, the Federal Government is the only one allowed to run a deficit. Congress can borrow money to cover its deficit The federal government sells/issue bonds in order to borrow money, such as: o Treasury notes o Treasury bonds o Series EE bonds

9 All of the money borrowed by the Federal Government over the years. The Debt Clock:

10 Article I, Sec. 8, Cl. 3. That power that allows the federal government to regulate trade with foreign nations and trade between the states. However, Congress cannot: Tax Exports (Art. 1, Sec. 9, Cl. 5) Favor the ports of one State over another (Art. 1, Sec. 9, Cl. 6) Permit the taxation of vessels as they cross through various states to get to their destination. (Art. 1, Sec. 9, Cl. 6) Interfere with the slave trade until 1808 (Art. 1, Sec. 9, Cl 1.) – later became obsolete

11 Gibbons vs. Ogden (1824) – Supreme Court affirmed the federal governments ultimate authority to regulate interstate trade, and used the supremacy clause to invalidate regulations made by New York & New Jersey over riverboat traffic on the Hudson River.

12 Art. 1, Sec. 8, Cl. 5 – Congress has the sole power to coin money and regulate its value States cannot create their own currency Legal Tender must be accepted for payment of a debt

13 Being bankrupt is being unable to pay your debts in full. Bankruptcy is the legal proceedings by which a bankrupt persons assets are distributed among those whom are owed money Bankruptcy law is the same in all 50 states and laws are made by Congress based on Art. 1, Sec. 8, Cl. 4 These cases are handled in federal court, The closest bankruptcy court is in downtown Cleveland


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