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How a Bill Becomes a Law
- both houses have to get a simple majority
- the bill goes to the president
- the president can sign it, veto (2/3 congress can override the veto)
- the president can leave the bill alone, it will become a law in 10 days if congress is still in session.
Delegated Powers
Powers granted to congress by the Constitution
- establish postal service
- naturalized bankruptcy
- declare war (authorized pirating)
- maintain army/ navy
- call fourth the militia
Denied Powers
Powers that congress cannot have
- could not end slave trade until 1808
- can't suspend Habius Corpus
- cannot pass the bill of attainment
- cannot tax interstate trade
- cannot except large gifts from other countries
- can take money from the treasury only if they state what its for and how much they are taking