Expressed Powers

Prediction

  1. What do you think expressed powers means?

  2. Use expressed powers in a sentence:

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

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Fun Fact

Definition

Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution lists the expressed powers of the federal government. Powers explicitly named in the Constitution and granted to the federal government.

Sentence

In Article I, Section 8, the Constitution lists the expressed powers. They're sometimes called delegated powers, sometimes called the enumerated powers. They all mean the same things: powers that are actually put down on paper.

Example

In voting against Trump’s emergency declaration, Congress can regain its power

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Questions

  1. What is the difference between expressed powers and implied powers?

  2. What would happen to the power of the federal government if we deleted Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution?

  3. What allows Congress and the President to do things which are not expressly named in the Constitution?

Video

Expressed Powers Video at Khan Academy.