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Expressed Implied Inherent Powers of Congress Strict Constructionists- led by Thomas Jefferson Insisted Congress should only exercise Its expressed powers.

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2 Expressed Implied Inherent Powers of Congress

3 Strict Constructionists- led by Thomas Jefferson Insisted Congress should only exercise Its expressed powers Implied powers which are absolutely necessary “that government is best which governs least” Constructionists

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5 Liberal Constructionists- led by Alexander Hamilton Favored a liberal interpretation of the Constitution “an energetic government” They won a victory that has set a pattern for our nation Constructionists

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7 Tax- a charge levied by government on persons or property to meet public needs Direct tax-paid by the person on whom it is imposed Indirect tax- one paid by one person then passed on to another- cigarette tax Taxes

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11 Deficit financing- the government spends more than it brings in The Deficit

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13 The debt is all the money borrowed by the government over the years and not yet repaid, plus the accumulated interest on that money In 2003 the debt was over 6 trillion The Public Debt

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16 Commerce- Congress has the power to regulate interstate and foreign trade Congress cannot tax exports or favor ports Gibbons v Ogden- commerce is not just traffic but also intercourse Case set the stage for Congress to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Paper legal tender was first introduced in 1884 Commerce & Currency Power

17 Bankruptcy is the legal proceeding which distributes the assets to those whom the debt is owed Frees the bankrupt from responsibility for debts acquired before bankruptcy Foreclosure- when a lender attempts to recover the balance of an unpaid loan by selling the asset used as collateral on the loan-usually a home Bankruptcy Power

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21 Foreign Relations War Powers Naturalization Postal Power Copyrights and patents Weights and Measures Power over territories-eminent domain-power to take private property for public use Judicial Powers Other Expressed Powers

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23 Amendments-propose- 2/3 vote in each house House chooses a president if no candidate receives a majority of the Electoral College votes-Jefferson and John Quincy Adams Senate chooses a VP in same circumstance Congress approves a successor for VP also Non-Legislative Powers

24 270 needed to win

25 Andrew Johnson Bill Clinton Richard Nixon- Watergate Impeachment

26 Confirm Presidential appointments Ratify treaties Committees investigate any matter which falls within the scope of their legislative powers Executive & Investigatory


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