Political Science Notes 4/15

Political Science Notes 4/15 - 4/19/2008 Political Science...

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5/13/2009 Political Science Notes Constitution o Three systems Unitary System – all powers of government are given to a single central government Confederation – powers are given to states or local governments Federal System – powers of government are constitutionally divided between central government and state or local governments o Five Powers Delegated Powers Enumerated Powers Powers that the Constitution specifically grants to the National Government o Most found in Article I Section 8 o Power to regulate commerce among the States Implied Powers Powers granted to the National Government tacitly or implicitly o Necessary and Proper Clause o Military Draft Grow out of Delegated Powers Concurrent Powers Powers shared by the States and the National Government Power to tax Reserved Powers Powers reserved for the States to exercise o 10 th Amendment o No good examples Not delegated by the Constitution Not a form of state sovereignty
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