4-3: The Expressed Powers

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Expressed powers
Specific powers granted to the federal government
Implied powers
Powers not explicitly stated in the Constitution but inferred from the expressed powers
Inherent powers
Powers that belong to the national government because it is the government of a sovereign state
Commerce power
The power of Congress to regulate interstate and foreign trade
Tax
A required payment to the government, used to fund public services
Public debt
The total amount of money owed by the federal government
Deficit funding
When the government spends more money than it collects in revenue
Bankruptcy
A legal process that allows individuals or businesses to eliminate or repay some or all of their debts
Legal tender
Any form of money that a creditor must accept in payment for debts
Copyright
The exclusive right to publish, sell, or reproduce an original work of authorship
Patient
An individual receiving medical treatment or care
Territory
An area of land under the jurisdiction of a government
Eminent domain
The power of the government to take private property for public use, with compensation
Naturalization
The process of becoming a citizen of a country