The federal government performs a number of functions, including maintaining national security, establishing trade agreements with foreign nations, initiating national infrastructure projects and determining the value of... More »

In a federal government, power is distributed between the federal or national government and the state governments, both of which coexist with sovereignty. Under federalism, the states are not subordinate to the central ... More »

A federal system of government works by dividing the powers between two levels of government. Powers are assigned on the national level, but states also have specific powers. More »

Apart from the power to propose and pass laws, Congress has several non-legislative powers including the following: powers to impeach, tax, amend the Constitution, declare war, elect the President in case there is no maj... More »

The federal government, under the powers of the U.S. Constitution, is given the power to make laws, veto laws, oversee foreign policy and national defense, impose tariffs, impeach officials, enter into treaties, interpre... More »

The diplomatic powers of the president of the United States include the right to make treaties and executive agreements with other nations and the right of reception, which is the right to recognize or not recognize the ... More »

According to the Cornell University Law School, the powers of American federal courts come directly from the U.S. Constitution, Article III. Section 1 provides for the creation of the Supreme Court as well as "inferior" ... More »