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  • Today class, we will be talking about federalism. Federalism is is a system of government in which entities such as states share power with a national government,this why states each have their own constitution. The national gov. get's the enumerated powers and the states get the implied powers.  
  • What are implied powers?
  • The implied powers of congress comes from the necessary and proper clause sldo known as the elastic clause. Which grants congress a set of "implied powers- powers that are not explicitly named in the constitution but assumed to exist during there implement being necessary that are named in article 1. section 8. The powers not delegated to the united states constitution nor prohibited to the states are reserved to them. The inherent powers are powers in which the national government naturally has to represent. An example of an implied power is the banks existence the constitution doesn't say congress can establish a bank but it was deemed necessary to carry out.
  • I think the federal government should have the power to use the necessary and proper clause because the constitution was written hundreds of years ago, and what was not proper or necessary then, may be necessary now. I believe in a liberal interpretation of the constitution's enumerated powers. I think things like the national bank is necessary so it is beneficial that the government had the power to initiate it even though it wasn't an inherent power of congress.So if there was no necessary and proper clause then there will be no way around the specific delegated powers, which sometimes does not include circumstances that may be relevant to our times.
  • Based on what I taught you today, do you guys think that the federal government should have the power to use the neccessary and proper clause?
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