Most of the powers of Congress are found in Article 1, Section 8. Today we will classify the various powers of Congress and review/define several terms associated with Congressional powers.
- enumerated powers
- implied powers
- necessary and proper clause (elastic clause)
CLASSIFY: Create a 4 box grid (or other organizational chart) and classify the powers of Congress according to the following categories:
- other (ex. weights & measures)
- non-legislative (ex. impeachment)
You should have a minimum of 3-4 items for each category.
For more information and background on Congressional powers, please click here.