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22 Cards in this Set

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Gives Congress the power to tax
Taxing power
Gives Congress power to borrow money based on credit of the US
Borrowing power
Not enough $ to pay debts
Congress has power to coin mney
Currency power
Determined by Congress - what can be used for money/accepted for a debt
legal tender
Congress has control over foreign and interstate trade - Gibbons v. Ogden case questioned this
Commerce Power/Commerce Clause
Shared powers
Concurrent powers
Congress makes laws relating to DC and US territories
Territorial Power
Declaring private land for public use
Imminent domain
Exclusive power of Congress - power over all interactions w/ foreign countries
Foreign relations power
Congress can create lower courts
Judicial power
Power of Congress to naturalize citizens
Naturalization process
Promise to pay a debt, under Borrowing Power
promisary note
Clauses 11-16, war powers
Power to declare war, raise an army, maintain a navy
Congress makes all laws relating to time, distance, area, weight and volume
Weights and measures
Powers interpreted from Constitution - Article 1, Section 8, Clause 18 - "necessary and proper" or "elastic clause"
implied powers
When Congress proposes amendments
constituent power
Power of the House to select a President if the electoral college doesn't reach a majority
electoral power
Senate approves all major presidential appointments - called "advise and consent" - also applies to treaties
executive power
President is supposed to ask Senators about State legi recommendations
Senatorial courtesy
Process of accusing a gov official of a wrongdoing
Power to investigate a proposed bill
Investigative power