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Those powers that the Constitution neither gives to Congress nor denies to the states
Checks and Balances
The system that gives each of the three branches of government ways to limit the powers of the other two
Article 1, Section 8, of the Constitution known also as the "necessary and proper" clause that allows Congress to extend its delegated powers
A system in which government powers are carefully spelled out to prevent government from becoming too powerful
A from of government in which the people of a nation either rule directly or through elected representatives
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