Implied Powers


  1. What do you think implied powers means?

  2. Use implied powers in a sentence:

  3. Think of an example of implied powers in current events:

  4. Find an image of implied powers:



This "Necessary and Proper Clause" (sometimes also called the "Elastic Clause") grants Congress a set of so-called implied powers—that is, powers not explicitly named in the Constitution but assumed to exist due to their being necessary to implement the expressed powers that are named in Article I.


If the U.S. Congress did not have the use of implied powers our government would be much smaller and unable to ride the roller coaster.


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  1. What is the connection between implied powers and the Necessary and Proper Clause?

  2. Would the P.O.T.U.S. benefit from deleting Article I, Section 8?

  3. What early landmark Supreme Court case dealt with the constitutionality of implied powers?