American Government

Choice 1:
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the framers expected that congress, not the president or the courts, would be the most important branch of government.they worried most about how to keep congress from dominating the other branches, the   gave the most important powers to congress. this is the list of enumerated powers. the congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes,duties, imposts and excises,to pay the debt and provide for the common defence and general welfare of the united states. to borrow money on the credit of the united states. to regulate commerce with foreign nations. and among several states, and with the indian tribes. to coin money, regulate the value therefore, and of foreign coin. and fix standard of weights and measure.the commerce clause grants congress the exclusive power to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states. the commerce power is and an affirmative limitation on state's rights to regulate commerce with their own borders. the scoop of the commerce powers depends on the interpretation of "commerce"   if constructed sufflienty broadly. the commerce power can give congress the power to legislate in many areas that other wise would fall within the scoop of the state's police powers. the consttitution does not define the term and the supreme court therefore has great flexibilty in deciciding cases involving the commerce clause and enormous power to influence the balance of state and federal.example the case of landmark ruling of gibbon v ogden in 1824 when stakes were high the chief justice marshall asserted that national interests prevail over states rights, even though both congress and states can regulate interestate commerce. implied powers ifferend form express powersthat alllow congrass to carry out its functions. implied powers are not explicitly named in the constitution but assumec to to exist due to their being necessary to implement the expressed powers that are named in the article 1 of the constitution....