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powers that the Constitution does not give to the national government that are kept by the states
A system in which power is divided between the national and state governments
Powers specifically given to Congress in the Constitution; including the power to collect taxes, coin money, regulate foreign and interstate commerce, and declare war.
a piece of legislation enacted by a municipal authority (local laws)
Those delegated powers of the National Government that are spelled out, expressly, in the Constitution; also called the "enumerated powers"
Powers held jointly by the national and state governments.
Amendment 10 (Bill of Rights)
Power not given to the national government is for the states
Article VI of the Constitution
States that the Constitution is the highest law of the land. Federal and state officers and judges must uphold the Constitution.
Article VI of the Constitution, which makes the Constitution, national laws, and treaties supreme over state laws when the national government is acting within its constitutional limits.
the branch of government that makes the laws-Congress
the branch of government that carries out laws-headed by the President
the branch of government that interprets laws-headed by the Supreme Court
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