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10 Cards in this Set

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inherent powers
unlisted powers that a government must have simply because is exists as a government and needs to run smoothly
ex post facto laws
laws punishing people for a crime that was not a crime when they did it
bills of attainder
convicts a person of a crime and punishes them without a trial
habeas corpus
literal meaning "you have the body"
delegated powers
powers given to the national government in Washington D.C.
reserved powers
powers given only to the states
concurrent powers
powers shared between the national and state governments
enumerated powers
powers given specifically to the Congress by the Constitution
implied powers
powers given to Congress that are general
elastic clause
gives the Constitution flexibility