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US Government Chapter 11
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the powers of Congress are affected by all the following EXCEPT what the
States' constitution say Congress may do
If the caseloads of the federal courts should become too heavy, Congress has the power to
create new federal courts
The Supreme Court ruling in Gibbons v. Ogden expanded the
commerce power to include all commercial interactions
In order to bring charges against the President or Vice President for misconduct in office, the House of Representatives is given
the power to impeach
a charge levied by the government, to be paid only by the person on whom it is imposed
a grant for the exclusive right to make, use, or sell new or improved inventions
All of the following expressed powers belong to Congress EXCEPT
the power to tax exports
in McCulloch v. Maryland, the Supreme Court
upheld the doctrine of implied powers
the exclusive legal right to copy, sell, or publish a piece of creative work
Who has the power to propose constitutional amendments?
Under the Constitution, Congress has the sole power to
In the event that the senate must choose a Vice President, it would take how many votes for a candidate to win?
Congress shares foreign relations power with the
"President Clinton was convicted of charges of perjury and obstruction of justice in 1999." This statement is
All of the following war powers are granted to Congress EXCEPT the powers to
appoint a commander in chief
The framers based their decision to deny the States the currency power on
their experiences under the Articles of Confederation
Which of the following nonlegislative powers may be exercised solely by the Senate?
the power to approve or reject major presidential appointments
Congress is given investigatory powers in order to
examine matters to its lawmaking powers
The level of the nation's debt
is not limited by any government agency
All treaties must be approved by a two-thirds vote of
a legal proceeding for distributing to creditors the assets of those unable to pay their debts
The implied powers doctrine in McCulloch v. Maryland, gives Congress the power to do
anything reasonably related to carrying out the expressed powers
Supreme Court rulings have been key to broadening the scope of which expressed power?
the commerce power
a charge levied by the government, first paid by one person, then passed on to another
According to the Constitution, who has the power to impeach the President?
The House of Representatives
someone seeking to the limit the powers of Congress to its expressed powers and only the most vital implied powers
For what purpose does the Constitution give Congress the power to regulate bankruptcy?
to establish uniform procedures for dealing with insolvent debtors
Consider this phrase: "There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out the provisions of this Act $1,000,000 for fiscal year 2007." What is the phrase commonly called?
Each time a member of Congress makes a decision, he or she must consider a variety of influences. Identify these influences, and explain which of them is most significant.
Congress enacted a major welfare reform bill in 1996 that eliminated entitlements under Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) and replaced it with
Though called for in teh Omaha Platform, what led to the passage of a graduated income tax in the 1910s?
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