Concurrent Powers

Prediction

  1. What do you think concurrent powers means?

  2. Use concurrent powers in a sentence:

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

  4. Find an image of political concurrent powers:

 

Fun Fact

Definition

Concurrent powers are powers that the Constitution grants to both state and federal governments. These powers may be exercised simultaneously within the same territory and in relation to the same body of citizens. These concurrent powers including regulating elections, taxing, borrowing money and establishing courts.

Sentence

Coining money is not a concurrent power because in the United States only the national government has the power to coin money, not the states.

Example

Judiciary Chairman: State Laws Legalizing Marijuana Are Unconstitutional

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Question(s)

  1. What is the connection between federalism and concurrent powers?

  2. What do you think is the most important concurrent power?

  3. If you were creating a country and you could make it have concurrent powers or not, what would you do?

  4. How would the US change if we did not have concurrent powers?