09-05-2007 Notes - September 5, 2007 First Exam, next...

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September 5, 2007 First Exam, next Monday, Sept 10. Scantron, #2 pencil; 50 questions Federalism Over 87,000 governments in US Powers of National Gov’t and State gov’t. All local gov’t, special districts, are “subs” of the state gov’t Constitution gives expressed powers (most under the Congress article of Const.) [List of 27] Implied powers, not specifically listed in Const, but by interpreting the Const it’s determined that they can do these things. Inherent powers, all national gov’ts have. Survival of the gov’t, country (ie military) Prohibited powers (ie Bill of Rights). Things the Gov’t can’t do. Some listed in the Const (ex post facto laws… something you did yesterday is now illegal) Necessary and Proper clause (elastic clause). Gives Congress the power to create new laws beyond the 27 listed powers. In the 1800s (post office) this wasn’t used much, in 1900s it was used frequently (Social Security, Welfare) Powers of the States, 10 th Amendment, all powers not given to the Federal Gov’t are given to the states. States have police powers (protect health, moral, safety, and welfare of the people). States also have prohibited powers (listed in the Const.)
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