Table of Contents
- 1 What are 2 powers the federal government has?
- 2 What are the powers of the federal branch?
- 3 Which branch of the federal government do you think is the most powerful and why?
- 4 What are the concurrent powers of the federal government?
- 5 Why is there a balance of power between the States and the federal government?
- 6 What are the shared powers of the national and state governments?
What are 2 powers the federal government has?
Delegated (sometimes called enumerated or expressed) powers are specifically granted to the federal government in Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution. This includes the power to coin money, to regulate commerce, to declare war, to raise and maintain armed forces, and to establish a Post Office.
What are the powers of the federal branch?
How the U.S. Government Is Organized
- Legislative—Makes laws (Congress, comprised of the House of Representatives and Senate)
- Executive—Carries out laws (president, vice president, Cabinet, most federal agencies)
- Judicial—Evaluates laws (Supreme Court and other courts)
Which branch of the federal government do you think is the most powerful and why?
The Legislative Branch
In conclusion, The Legislative Branch is the most powerful branch of the United States government not only because of the powers given to them by the Constitution, but also the implied powers that Congress has. There is also Congress’s ability to triumph over the Checks and balances that limits their power.
What are the similarities between federal and state government?
So long as their laws do not contradict national laws, state governments can prescribe policies on commerce, taxation, healthcare, education, and many other issues within their state. Notably, both the states and the federal government have the power to tax, make and enforce laws, charter banks, and borrow money.
What are the exclusive powers of the federal government?
Exclusive powers are those powers reserved to the federal government or the states. Concurrent powers are powers shared by the federal government and the states. Only the federal government can coin money, regulate the mail, declare war, or conduct foreign affairs.
What are the concurrent powers of the federal government?
Concurrent Powers. Concurrent powers refers to powers which are shared by both the federal government and state governments. This includes the power to tax, build roads, and create lower courts.
Why is there a balance of power between the States and the federal government?
One reason for the ongoing negotiation over the balance of power between states and the federal government is their exclusive and concurrent powers. Exclusive powers are those powers reserved to the federal government or the states. Concurrent powers are powers shared by the federal government and the states.
Powers Shared by National and State Governments. Shared, or “concurrent” powers include: Setting up courts through the country’s dual court system. Creating and collecting taxes. Building highways. Borrowing money. Making and enforcing laws. Chartering banks and corporations.