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Ratifying the Constitution Signing the Constitution Delegates to the Constitutional Convention The Work Begins Writing the Constitution The Great Compromise Bill of Rights Powers of the Federal Government The Three Branches of Government Checks and Balances Amendments Women - The Right to Vote

Powers of the Federal Government


Uncle Sam, the word spy, wants you to take a minute and test your knowledge.

Match the word(s) in the left-hand column to complete the questions or statements in the right-hand column. Check your answers.

Controlling trade inside a state A. What does Federal government mean?
Congress B. What is not a responsibility of the federal government?
The government has power shared between the states and the central government. C. Under Our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government?
President D. What part of the government has the power to declare war?
Make treaties E. In the area of United States foreign policy, Congress shares power with who?


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In addition to their exclusive powers, both the national government and state governments share the power of being able to: collect taxes, build roads, borrow money, establish courts, make and enforce laws, charter banks and corporations, spend money for the general welfare, and take private property for public purposes, with just compensation.

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