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Has the Necessary and Proper Clause been used to expand or limit congressional power?


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Answered 2011-04-26 15:02:53

Over the years Necessary and Proper Clause have been used to expand the congress power's because they've been stretch out and is often called the "Elastic Clause"

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Describe the Necessary and Proper clause?

expand the power of the goverment


Why is the Necessary and proper clause in the constitution?

expand the power of the federal government.


Has the necessary and proper clause been used to expand or limit congressional powers?

Expand because it broadens there powers. if it is deemednecessary and proper than it is considered an implied power which is not word for word in the constitution, but what our fore-father's aka people who wrote constitution wanted to for us


What clause allows the federal government expand its power to meet the needs of the nation?

The Necessary and Proper Clause


The necessary and proper clause of the Constitution has been used to?

expand the power of the federal government.


The necessary and proper clause of the Constitution is also called?

the elastic clause, because it has been used to expand the power of the federal government.


How has the necessary and proper clause been used to expand federal power?

The 'necessary and proper' clause is an expressed power that gives way to an implied power. The federal government to use it to justify acts that are not specifically sanctioned in the Constitution.


What clause allows congress to expand its power?

Necssary and Proper Clause


Which section of the us constitution allows congress to expand powers not expressly covered in the constitution?

Article I, Section 8, Clause 18 - the so-called "elastic clause" or "necessary and proper clause."


Has the Necessary and Proper Clause been used to expand Congress's power or to limit it?

The necessary and proper clause has been used to greatly expand the power of the Congress, and the Federal Government as a whole. This clause is what allows a central bank to exist. Our current central bank, the Federal Reserve, literally gives Congress the ability to print whatever funds they need. This obviously is a huge expansion of power when you control the printing press...


What enables congress to expand its powers when necessary?

(elastic clause)


What did Thomas Jefferson infer from the Necessary and Proper Clause?

Thomas Jefferson inferred from the Necessary and Proper Clause that the Supreme Court would serve to expand federal power pass what was limited by the constitution. He thought they would be able to do this because the Supreme Court was not accountable to check or balance from the States.


What constitutional clause has the US Supreme Court used to expand Congress' authority beyond its enumerated powers?

Primarily, the Necessary and Proper Clause (Article I, Section 8, Clause 18) and the Interstate Commerce Clause (Article I, Section 8, Clause 3).


What power does the elastic clause give congress?

Elastic Clause: To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers. The Elastic Clause allows future generations to expand the meaning of the Comstitution. Congress can take action on issues not to spelled out in the Constitution.


What part of Article I Section 8 is known as the Elastic Clause?

The elastic clause is the "Necessary and Proper Clause" that enables the Legislature to modify and change laws and regulation without the need for an amendment to the Constitution. This allows the gov. to be 'elastic' because they can slightly modify and expand upon the Constitution.


What passage in the Constitution lets Congress expand its powers as needed to carry out its duties?

The "elastic clause" in Article I, section 8, clause 18, is also called the "necessary and proper clause." This means that powers deemed necessary to perform its duties are also powers of Congress. --- "The Congress shall have Power ... To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof."


Which clause allows the federal government to expand its powers?

elastic clause


What clause allows federal government to expand its powers?

elastic clause


What is the purpose of the elastic clause in the Constitution of the United States?

The purpose of the 'Elastic Clause' in the Constitution is to stretch or expand the powers of Congress to fit situtations not thought about by the founders. Issues like the internet, space travel, steriods use, etc are not covered in the original Constitution but are considered 'necessary and proper' subjects for Congress to deal with today. Thus, the elastic clause allows Congress to deal with these issues.


What is the elastic clause for Congressional powers in the Constitution?

The "elastic clause" is the colloquial term for Article I, Section 8 of the US Constitution that enumerates a list of specific powers granted Congress.However, Section 8, Clause 18, also states that Congress has the authority"To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the government of the United States, or in any department or officer thereof."This vague clause can conceivably expand the power of Congress to any activity in support of the enumerated prerogatives. This is a controversial process that almost always impinges on the rights otherwise claimed by states and citizens.


What does the elsastic clause do?

It allows the federal government to expand its powers


What clause allowed federal government to expand its power?

The constitution.


What clause allows federal government to expand its power?

full credit


Does the full faith clause allow the federal government to expand its powers?

no


How did the Supreme Court's decision in MucCulloch vs Maryland expand the power of the national government?

Most of the expressed powers of Congress are found in Article I, Section 8 of the US Constitution. While the powers are clearly stated, custom and usage has changed some of the powers. The last clause of that Article, the so-called elastic clause, is responsible for the modification of the powers of Congress. The clause gives Congress the right to "make all laws necessary and proper." It stretches the power of Congress. But, what do the words necessary and proper mean? The issue became part of the "strict" versus "loose" interpretation of the Constitution. In 1819 the Supreme Court addressed this problem in McCulloch v Maryland. The Court ruled in favor of a loose interpretation. This decision gave the Congress the power to make any laws that were necessary to carry out its expressed powers.


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