Essay on Congress And The Supreme Court

830 Words Sep 21st, 2015 4 Pages
Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution grants power to Congress in many ways. Congress has the right to collect taxes, duties, imposts, and excises to pay for debts and also provide protection. It is also responsible for the well-being of Americans. Congress can also borrow money on United States credit as well as to regulate commerce. In addition, it is also allowed to establish a Rule of Naturalization and uniform laws regarding bankruptcies along the United States. Article 1, Section 8 also allows congress to coin money and regulate its value. They can also dispense for the punishment of counterfeiting. Post offices and and post roads are also established by Congress. They also secure exclusive rights to authors and inventors in order to promote science and useful arts. Congress can constitute Tribunals lesser to the Supreme Court. It can punish piracies and felonies committed on the high seas. Congress has the right to declare war and make rules regarding land and water captures. Armies are raised and supported as well as maintaining a navy. Rules of the Government and Regulation of the Land are also made by Congress. Congress can call upon the militia to execute all laws of the union as well as providing for their organization, arming, and discipline. They can also exercise exclusive legislation in all cases as well as make all laws which are deemed necessary and proper. The Supremacy Clause of Article VI states that all national laws and treaties “shall be the…

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