Constitution of the United States

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Explain some important clauses of the US Constitution.

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There are, of course, many clauses of the Constitution that are very important.  Let us look at two of the clauses that have had the greatest impact on the power of the federal government and, thereby, on the United States as a whole.

The first of these is the elastic clause, which is also known as the “necessary and proper clause.”  This clause says that the Congress has the power to take actions that are “necessary and...

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