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Powers of Congress Project

Name: Joseph Munoz Period:8

The US Constitution gives certain powers to the US Congress. There are _________ Enumerated Powers (aka.
Expressed powers) that are _________________ in the Constitution.

I. Your class roster (enumerated power) # is 28 . Find your enumerated power by scrolling down to the
bottom of this assignment to find your number. You will be assigned a number 1-30 by Mr. Medefind.
II. Your job is to take the enumerated power that you are given and create a 4 slide presentation that shows
the answer to the below four questions.
III. After completing the presentation submit it to Mr. Medefinds drop-box by ____________ before the
start of class. When you click share make sure to change it to anyone with the link can view.

You will receive points based on the project quality and accuracy, your presentation, and this worksheet.
If you bring in an object that represents your enumerated power you can receive 10 extra credit points.

Slide 1) My enumerated power is to propose a change in the Constitution.

Slide 2) This power means Congress has the power to propose a change in the constitution. They need s of
the congress and s of the states to approve.

Slide 3) Find ONE example of where Congress has used this power in history (to act or create a law) include
the event and date:

Slide 4) Do you believe that Congress is using this power well or are they abusing it? How or why?

No not at all. Congress doesnt just make it very easy to change the laws of the constitution. If they were
abusing there power than most of the constitution laws will be changed and not acceptable to the public.
BELOW WILL BE FILLED IN DURING OTHER PEOPLE'S PRESENTATIONS

1)

This power means Congress has the power to lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay
the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties,
Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States

One example of where this power has been used is 1925

2)

This power means Congress has the power to To borrow Money on the credit of the United States

One example of where this power has been used is Alex hamilton authorizing congress
To pass laws

3)

This power means Congress has the power to justify and exercise legislative power

One example of where this power has been used is

4)

This power means Congress has the power to regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the
several States, and with the Indian Tribes

One example of where this power has been used in 1827 when odgen v. Sanders prohibiting dischage of
debts owed to citizens of another state

5)

This power means Congress has the power to make money by coining precious metals

One example of where this power has been used was in August 15, 1971 when president Richard
announced that the US wouldnt longer convert dollars to gold
6)

This power means Congress has the power to To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the
Securities and current Coin of the United States

One example of where this power has been used is sabrina counterfeiting 10 and 20s

7)

This power means Congress has the power to declare war on land and water

One example of where this power has been used is in 1944 when pearl harbor was bombed

8)

This power means Congress has the power to set up a lower level

One example of where this power has been used is in 2002 when there was more of the less resteraunt
regulations

9)

This power means Congress has the power to set up post offices

One example of where this power has been used is in 1683 when William Penn established the first Post
office

10)

This power means Congress has the power to punish people who have committed crimes overseas

One example of where this power has been used is in 2009

11)

This power means Congress has the power to declare war on land and water
One example of where this power has been used is to debate over the original allocation of war powers
between the President and congress.

12)

This power means Congress has the power to To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of
Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years

One example of where this power has been used is when a candidate obtained more than 50 percent of
the vote

13)

This power means Congress has the power to maintain the navy

One example of where this power has been used is when they provided and maintained the navy

14)

This power means Congress has the power to Make rules for the Government and regulation for land
and Naval forces

One example of where this power has been used wason june 30th 1775, congress created the Articles of
War to govern the conduct

15)

This power means Congress has the power to Create a Militia

One example of where this power has been used is when George created a militia in 1754 to 1763

16)

This power means Congress has the power to provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the militia

One example of where this power has been used is in 1903 amended and expanded the militia in the U.S
17)

This power means Congress has the power to give the government the ability to give the Military basis
and allows the govt to collect taxes

One example of where this power has been used was to create Washington D.C in December 23, 1788

18)

This power means Congress has the power to make laws and to be fullfilled

One example of where this power has been used was in january 16, 1999

19)

This power means Congress has the power to authorize tax imports and exports

One example of where this power has been used is in 2015, total U.S. trade with foreign countries was
4.99 trillion dollars

20)

This power means Congress has the power to set the national date and time for election day

One example of where this power has been used was when congress decided that it would be a good
idea to have an election day on t=certain days, The day after November 1st

21)

This power means Congress has the power to restore a president

One example of where this power has been used in 1998 december 19th when jfk died
22)

This power means Congress has the power to establish the courts below or inferior

One example of where this power has been used when marbury v. Madison established the courts

23)

This power means Congress has the power to The Trial of all Crimes, except in Cases of Impeachment,
shall be by Jury; and such Trial shall be held in the State where the said Crimes shall have been
committed; but when not committed within any State, the Trial shall be at such Place or Places as the
Congress may by Law have directed

One example of where this power has been used is when the us passed the fugitive slave act on
september 18, 1850 as part of the southern slave holding

24)

This power means Congress has the power to The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment
of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the
Life of the Person attainted.

One example of where this power has been used is 1948 when they convicted RObert to life sentence

25)

This power means Congress has the power to Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the
public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State. And the Congress may by general
Laws prescribe the Manner in which such Acts, Records, and Proceedings shall be proved, and the Effect
thereof.

One example of where this power has been used is in August 17, 2016 when they improved and still are
financial Insurance

26)

This power means Congress has the power to New States may be admitted by the Congress into this
Union;

One example of where this power has been used is in 1850 september 9
27)

This power means Congress has the power to The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all
needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or other Property belonging to the United States;
and nothing in this Constitution shall be so construed as to Prejudice any Claims of the United States, or
of any particular State.

One example of where this power has been used is when the jones act happenned when Puerto Ricans
become Citizens

28)

This power means Congress has the power to change the or add on the constitution

One example of where this power has been used is in 1996 when Bill had the power to change the
constitution but did not because it went against the statutes that have been created by the constitution
itself.

29)

This power means Congress has the power to

One example of where this power has been used is

30)

This power means Congress has the power to

One example of where this power has been used is

HERE IS THE LIST OF THE ENUMERATED POWERS OF CONGRESS


Congress's Enumerated Powers by #. source: http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/
1. To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common
Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform
throughout the United States;
2. To borrow Money on the credit of the United States;

3. To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;

4. To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies
throughout the United States;

5. To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and
Measures;

6. To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;

7. To establish Post Offices and post Roads;

8. To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and
Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;

9. To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;

10. To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offences against the Law
of Nations;

11. To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land
and Water;

12. To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than
two Years;

13. To provide and maintain a Navy;

14. To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;

15. To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and
repel Invasions;

16. To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as
may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the
Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline
prescribed by Congress;

17. To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles
square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the
Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the
Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines,
Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings; And

18. To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing
Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in
any Department or Officer thereof.
19. No State shall, without the Consent of the Congress, lay any Imposts or Duties on Imports or Exports,
except what may be absolutely necessary for executing its inspection Laws:and the net Produce of all
Duties and Imposts, laid by any State on Imports or Exports, shall be for the Use of the Treasury of the
United States; and all such Laws shall be subject to the Revision and Controul of the Congress.

20. The Congress may determine the Time of chusing the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give
their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States.

21. In Case of the Removal of the President from Office, or of his Death, Resignation, or Inability to
discharge the Powers and Duties of the said Office, the Same shall devolve on the Vice President, and
the Congress may by Law provide for the Case of Removal, Death, Resignation or Inability, both of the
President and Vice President, declaring what Officer shall then act as President, and such Officer shall
act accordingly, until the Disability be removed, or a President shall be elected.

22. The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior
Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.

23. The Trial of all Crimes, except in Cases of Impeachment, shall be by Jury; and such Trial shall be held
in the State where the said Crimes shall have been committed; but when not committed within any State,
the Trial shall be at such Place or Places as the Congress may by Law have directed.

24. The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall
work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.

25. Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings
of every other State. And the Congress may by general Laws prescribe the Manner in which such Acts,
Records, and Proceedings shall be proved, and the Effect thereof.

26. New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union;

27. The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the
Territory or other Property belonging to the United States; and nothing in this Constitution shall be so
construed as to Prejudice any Claims of the United States, or of any particular State.

28. The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments
to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall
call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and
Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several
States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be
proposed by the Congress

29. The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole
Power of Impeachment
The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall
be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall
preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members
present.

30. The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be
prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law make or
alter such Regulations, except as to the Places of chusing Senators.