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One power granted to the federal government is the ability to declare war. The power to declare war is granted to the national government through the Constitution. The Constitution affords the national government the rig... More »

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The differences between state and federal governments are attributed to their sizes, offices and requirements under the Constitution. Other differences include the powers that the Constitution grants between the federal ... More »

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According to the United States Constitution, certain powers are denied to the national government, such as the taxation of exports. The federal government also cannot interfere with an individual state's ability to carry... More »

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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 »

The three powers given to the federal government are legislative, executive and judicial. The legislative branch, which comprises the Senate and the House of Representatives, hold the legislative powers. Together, the Se... More »

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Four examples of the Elastic Clause are Congress creating taxes, declaring war, issuing money and balancing states' rights with the power of the federal government. The Elastic Clause, also called the Necessary and Prope... More »

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The Anti-Federalists criticized the United States Constitution because they felt that it gave too much power to the federal government. They believed that the untested form of government would have negative effects for t... More »

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