Chapter 5 Vocabulary Elastic clause = Article 1, section 8, of the Constitution: known also as the “necessary and proper” clause that allows Congress to extend its delegated powers.
Chapter 5 Vocabulary Implied powers = Powers not specifically granted to Congress by the Constitution that are suggested to be necessary to carry out the powers delegated to Congress under the Constitution.
Chapter 5 Vocabulary Treason = An act that betrays and endangers one’s country.
Chapter 5 Vocabulary Impeachment = A formal charge brought against a government official.
Chapter 5 Vocabulary Ex post facto law = A law that applies to an action that took place before the law was passed.
Chapter 5 Vocabulary Bill of attainder = A law sentencing a person to jail without a trial.
Chapter 5 Vocabulary Writ of habeas corpus = A court order requiring that an accused person be brought to court to determine if there is enough evidence to hold the person for trial.
Chapter 5 Vocabulary Constituents = People represented by members of a lawmaking body. =