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POWERS OF CONGRESS. THE POWERS OF CONGRESS. Article I, section 8 of the Constitution explains the powers of Congress – they are listed on your handout Limitations Art . 1 Sec. 9: lists matters congress “shall not” legislate Tax state exports, grant titles of nobility…

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the powers of congress
THE POWERS OF CONGRESS
  • Article I, section 8 of the Constitution explains the powers of Congress – they are listed on your handout
  • Limitations
    • Art. 1 Sec. 9: lists matters congress “shall not” legislate
      • Tax state exports, grant titles of nobility…
    • Bill of Rights: list of rights Congress “shall not” infringe
      • First –“Congress shall make no law” abridging free press
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THE POWERS OF CONGRESS
  • EXPRESS Powers: Those powers listed in Constitution
    • Ex) “Regulate Commerce
    • Congress now regulates manufacturing, child labor, wages…
  • IMPLIED Powers
    • Some expressed powers imply additional powers
      • Ex) “Necessary and Proper” Clause
      • Court Case: McCulloch v. Maryland (1819)
      • Decision = N & P clause and power to coin & borrow money implied power to create a national bank
    • Congressional Oversight: Implied power to create, and monitor, executive agencies designed to implement policy mandates.
powers of congress
POWERS OF CONGRESS
  • Let’s review the 18 powers of Congress with a song
  • Would you prefer the song Yellow Submarine or Star Wars?
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POWERS OF CONGRESS

1. CATEGORIZE THE 18 POWERS BASED ON THE FOLLOWING:

  • Money and Commerce
  • War and Military Powers
  • Crime and Immigration
  • Implied Power

2. Create ONE example to illustrate the power of Congress for each category.

3. We will review the examples with the class

name that power
NAME THAT POWER
  • U.S. GOES TO WAR WITH IRAN.
  • NIKE FILES LAWSUIT FOR UNAUTHORIZED USE OF ITS “JUST DO IT” SLOGAN BY ADIDAS.
  • NEW $100 DOLLAR BILL TO BE RELEASED FEBRUARY 2011
  • UNITED STATES TO CREATE GUEST WORKER PROGRAM THAT ALLOWS ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS TO GAIN U.S. CITIZENSHIP
  • NEW STAMP COMMEMORATES SEPTEMBER 11, 2001
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NAME THAT POWER

6. NEW U.S. POLICY REQUIRES ALL CITIZENS TO SERVE 1 YEAR IN THE MILITARY OR OTHER SERVICE TO COUNTRY

7. CONGRESS CREATES COURT TO HEAR ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLAINTS

8. YELLOWSTONE LODGE TO BE RENOVATED IN NATIONAL PARK

9. CONGRESS TO INCREASE SALARY FOR MILITARY

10. 100,000 NEW TROOPS SENT TO AFGHANISTAN