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Three Branches

3 Branches of Government: Powers of the Constitution

Power to...This branch has this power
lay and collect taxes Legislative
borrow money on the credit of the U.S. Legislative
regulate commerce with foreign nations Legislative
establish a uniform rule of citizenship Legislative
establish a uniform rule on the subject of bankruptcies Legislative
coin money Legislative
fix the standard of weights and measures Legislative
provide punishment of counterfeiting Legislative
establish post offices and post roads Legislative
promote science and the arts by making laws on copyrights and patents Legislative
set up inferior courts to the Supreme Court Legislative
punish piracy, or the robbing of ships at sea Legislative
declare war Legislative
raise an army Legislative
raise a navy Legislative
make rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval forces Legislative
provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining the militia Legislative
control the district around the national capital Legislative
make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for the good of the nation Legislative
hear a case that involve the Constitution and federal laws Judicial
have jurisdiction over cases involving treaties Judicial
have jurisdiction over cases involving foreign ambassadors and diplomats Judicial
have jurisdiction over cases involving naval and maritime laws Judicial
have jurisdiction over cases involving disagreements between states Judicial
ensure the trial of all crimes, except impeachment, shall be by jury Judicial
be commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces Executive
be commander-in-chief of the state militias Executive
grant reprieves Executive
grant pardons for offenses against the U.S., except in cases of impeachment Executive
make treaties Executive
appoint ambassadors Executive
appoint public ministers and consuls Executive
appoint judges for the Supreme Court Executive
appoint Cabinet officials, e.g. Secretary of State Executive
fill vacancies that may happen during the recess of the Senate Executive
Created by: MichelleKing