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The powers granted to Congress are found where in the Constitution (name article and section number)
Article I, Section 8
According to Art. 1, Section 8, Clause 1, what are the 2 reasons that Congress has the right to tax? What other part of the constitution has the same language
Pay debts, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare.
The preamble
List by clause number and by "name" all of the parts of Art. 1, Sect. 8 that deal with Congressional power in regards to the military or defense of our nation
a- War -11
b - Army - 12
c - Navy - 13
d - regulation of armed forces - 14
e - militia - 15
f - regulation of milita - 16
Art. 1, Sect. 8, Clause 18 is called the "elastic clause".
Why do your think this clause is given the name "elastic clause"?
It stretches the powers of the Congress
Art. 1, Sect. 8, Clause 18 is called the "elastic clause".
Why do you think the framers of the Constitution put such a "vague" clause in the Constitution?
Because congress can't predit things 100-200 years from now
Summarize an example of when Congress has used this clause in the past.
Used by Congress to establish the controversial Bank of the US in 1791 & the second bank in 1816
Canada attacks!! According to the powers of Congress stated in Articl 1, Section 8., describe the actions that Congress could now legally take to deal with the situation
Declare war or call forth military, army, navy
List the specific parts of the Constitution that allow Congress to threaten $2 billion in punitive tariffs against China
Clause 6: To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States
Clause 8: To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries
Clause 11: To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water
Writ of habeas corpus
Cannot pass bill that puts someone in jail without charging them with a crime
Bill of attainder
Cannot punish someone without recourse in a court of law
Ex post facto law
Congress cannot pass a bill and go back and arrest you
Before the beginning of the term, Dem. and Rep. parties meet in _____ to form strategy
caucuses
Caucuses choose leaders for committees based on _______ leadership ability and public prestige.
seniority
What powers does the President of the Senate (Vice President) have?
Very little power, can't debate, may only vote in case of tie
President pro tempore - serves in absence of VP
Chosen by the senate as a whole after endorsed by the caucus, may take sides on issues