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Legislative Powers are exclusive to Congress. The Constitution separates the powers of government so that no branch becomes too powerful.

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Delegated powers are the powers that are specifically assigned to Congress by the US Constitution. Reserved powers are powers given to the State only.


Yes, because the Congress could exercise only those powers specifically listed in the Constitution.


The United States is a government of enumerated powers. Congress, and the other two branches of the federal government, can only exercise those powers given in the Constitution.The powers of Congress are enumerated in several places in the Constitution. The most important listing of congressional powers appears in Article I, Section 8 (see left) which identifies in seventeen paragraphs many important powers of Congress. In this section, we consider how several of the enumerated powers of Congress under the original Constitution have been interpreted.


It limits congressional power that the powers Congress are to exercise are exclusively those specifically provided for in Article I. This has been interpreted to mean that Congress, and only Congress, is vested with the legislative power.


Inherent powers are powers that neither the national government nor any of the states can exercise. These powers are over and beyond those explicitly spelled out in the Constitution and are only implied from express grants.


Delegated Powers are powers given only to the federal government. Reserved Powers are powers reserved for state governments. and concurrent powers are powers shared between the state and federal governments. Implied powers are powers that congress are not specifically listed in the constitution and expressed powers are powers of congress that are specified.



Under the separation of powers, principles laws can only be made by the Congress.


The President can order the army into battle, butonly Congress can declare war.


Strict constructionists want Congress to use only expressed powers.


Enumerated/Delegated Powers - Powers given only to the federal government. Reserved Powers - Powers reserved for state governments only. Concurrent Powers - Powers shared between the state and federal governments. Implied Powers - Powers that Congress has that ARE NOT specifically listed in the Constitution. Expressed Powers (almost like Enumerated/Delegated) - Powers of Congress that ARE specifically listed in the Constitution.


Congress shares power in this field with the president. Only Congress may declare war.


The states can pass laws within the powers of congress only with congress' consent. For example, states could not pass immigration laws unless congress specifically allows them to.


Only Congress can declare warOnly Congress can impeach (House), try (Senate), and remove office holders, including the President and Supreme Court Justices from office.Only Congress can raise and lower taxes.


Congress has no powers except those specified in the words of the Constitution, and cannot expand its power. Only STATES can amend the Constitution to surrender their powers to the COngress.


the function of the federal courts are to exercise only judicial powers and to preform only judicial work


fiscal power, trade power, and military powerOnly Congress can declare war Only Congress can impeach (House), try (Senate), and remove office holders, including the President and Supreme Court Justices from office.Only Congress can raise and lower taxes.


the government should only exercise those powers that were intended by the Framers of the Constitution


Powers of State Governments include: Establish local government, Issue licenses (driver, hunting, marriage, etc.).


Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution gives the federal government 18 "enumerated powers" of the Congress. The 9th and 10th Amendments restrict the congress to ONLY those functions, and reserve all other powers to the states or to the People.


Power To Collect Taxes and to Regulate foreign and interstate trade. in Foreign affairs, Congress, and only Congress, has the power to declare war and to "Raise and Support Armies"



In 1973 constitution , President had only nominal powers also called Fazal Illahi powers .


Great Britain. Of the Allied powers, only Russia, Austria and Prussia signed the agreement, the so-called Troppau Protocol of 1820.


The NRA had assumed lawmaking powers that were constitutionally only granted to Congress



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