principle of federalism wherre the division of power in our government is shared between the states and the national govt.
separation of powers (delegated, reserved, and concurrent)
delegated: exclusively for the national government reserved: exclusively for the state government concurrent: given to both the state and national governments
indirect election process of our Chief Executive
presidential electors are chosen by the voters for the President- the electoral college votes after the general popular election, supposedley as their respective state voted- then the person who got the majority of electoral votes.
use of the "elastic clause" as an example of implied powers
the clause allows Congress to pass all laws "necessary for carrying out th edelegated powers, therby it IMPLIES the right of Congress to possess other powers.