2. Bill of Rights – The Bill of Rights is the list of the United States of America’s first ten (10) amendments to the US Constitution written predominately by James Madison. This is significant because it consists of the …show more content…
Commerce Clause – The Commerce Clause refers to Article 1, Section 8, Clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution, which gives Congress the power to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes. This clause keeps states from cheating each other, for example: two states tried to ruin each other’s economies by raising the trading taxes through the roof. The Federal, centralized government can make it so no state is at disadvantage.
9. Popular Sovereignty – Popular sovereignty is the rule of the people. The government is elected through the election of the people, and is aimed for the betterment of the people. It is important to a nation’s identity in part, but more importantly popular sovereignty is to protect the rights and civil liberties of a nation’s citizens. Usually, these are rights that are not protected by international laws.
10. Articles of Confederation – The Articles of Confederation was the original constitution of the US, ratified in 1781, which was replaced by the US Constitution in 1789. This document created a centralized, federal government for the states in the United States. However, this federal government was much weaker than the current government that aligns with the current United States …show more content…
Enumerated powers of the U. S. Congress in Article 1 of the Constitution
a. To borrow money on the credit of the United States is one of the enumerated powers. This is significant because Congress has the ability to borrow money through the of bonds, banks, treasuries, etc. Although, when it borrows money, the United States must ensure its ability to repay the debt. If the United States were to default on such loans, it would create a mass recession in the economy since many of the places that issued the money would unfortunately go under.
b. To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes. The significance of this enumerated power is the creation of the aforementioned commerce clause. Interstate commerce includes all people and things that are transported, or move, across states. This is by far one of the strongest enumerated powers delivered to the government because many states believe that this is a state right.
c. To establish Post Offices and post Roads. These powers granted upon the postal department allow for postal roads to be safely traveled. Along with the safe travel of these postal roads, these roads guarantee a considerably faster delivery system for the post men and women. This allows for powers to punish people that limit these rights or use the postal roads not intended for civic