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Legislative Branch

Bill of Rights
Basic Rights and Participation
Amendment Process
Federal Government
Bills come to Law
Legislative Branch
Executive Branch
Judicial Branch

This page will discuss the Legislative Branch, clauses, and implied powers. 

Roles of the Legislative Branch:
- collect taxes
- coin money
- regulate trade
Responsibilities of the Legislative Branch:
- raise and support armies
-fulfill the functions given to it


This picture of the scale is to represent the balances that go into making laws. 

Elastic Clauses:
-direct Congress to "make all laws which shall be necessary and proper" for executing all the powers of government.
Commerce Clauses:
-gives Congress the power to "regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States."
(congress has used this clause to expand its powers into a number of areas.)

Implied Powers:

Implied powers are powers not specifically defined in the Constitution

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