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# What are the powers of congress as outlined in the constitution?

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These type of powers are called "expressed powers", as they're clearly expressed in the constitution. The other powers are called "implied powers", as they're not expressed but implied from other sections.

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The powers vested in Congress are legislative powers. This is outlined in Article 1, Section 1 of the United States Constitution.

Enumerated powers are powers that are specifically outlined in the Constitution. This is opposed to what are known as implied powers.

The Elastic Clause allows Congress to use powers to accomplish its directives.

The United States Constitution is the document that contains the expressed and implied powers that are given to Congress. These powers are outlined in Article I, Section 8.

Powers that are necessary to fulfill the requirements of the Constitution, but are not specifically outlined in the Constitution, are called implied powers. The opposite would be expressed powers.

All legislative powers are vested to Congress. This is outlined in Article I, Section I of the United States Constitution.

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No, in fact, it would be very difficult for Congress to get anything done without the implied powers. Many of the expressed powers of Congress are very specific, and the Constitution does not spell out how these powers may be used and enforced. The Necessary and Proper clause gives a bit more "wiggle room," if you will, and allows Congress to more easily use the powers outlined in the Constitution.

Article I of the US Constitution discusses the powers of Congress.

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The Constitution states the powers of Congress.

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Congress' powers are listed in Article one of the Constitution. Specific powers are enumerated in section eight. Congress has expressed powers that are written in the Constitution and implied powers that are not expressed.

These powers are referred to as implied powers, powers that are not explicitly granted to Congress in the U.S. Constitution. The opposite would be expressed powers.

The powers of Congress that are written into the U.S. Constitution are called enumerated powers. The powers are set in the amendment of forth in Article I.

Congress has expressed and implied powers. Expressed are strictly stated powers in the Constitution. Implied powers are derived from the elastic clause of the Constitution.

Delegated power is power specifically outlined in the Constitution. These are in contrast to implied powers which are not outlined.

The powers that are delegated to Congress, and also the powers denied to Congress are all discussed in Article II of the Constitution.

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

Legislative powers are listed in Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution.

Enumerated powers are the powers explicitly granted to congress by the Constitution. powers that are specifically mentioned, or listed, in the Constitution

any powers that are not specifically outlined in the Constitution of the US are reserved for the state

Three branches of U.S. government: the judiciary, the legislative and the executive, each with the powers outlined for them in their respective sections of the U.S. Constitution.

Expressed powers are powers written down for Congress in the Constitution.

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