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Legislative Branch

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

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

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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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