What Are Some Examples of Delegated Powers?

Examples of delegated powers include the power to regulate commerce with foreign nations, to collect taxes, to borrow money on behalf of the United States, to declare war and to enter treaties. The delegation of power refers to the distinct powers and abilities given to each branch of government.

Delegated powers are also known as enumerated powers. These powers include the ability to raise and support armies, to provide and maintain a navy and to regulate interstate commerce. The U.S. government has several enumerated powers that the government must execute jointly with specific states. These include the power to tax, fix standard weights and develop or maintain courts.