Powers delegated to U.S. (National) Government by the Several States

Look through these and see if you can find Social Security, Welfare, Food and Drug Regulation, Education, Energy, Health Care, etc.

Exclusive powers

  1. To lay and collect import duties.[8]
  2. To pay the debts of the U.S. Government.
  3. To regulate commerce with foreign nations and Indian Tribes.
  4. To regulate commerce among the States.[2]
  5. To regulate immigration.[7]
  6. To establish a uniform rule of naturalization.
  7. To establish uniform laws on bankruptcy throughout the United States.
  8. To coin money and regulate its value and that of foreign coin, and to issue bills of credit.
  9. To provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the securities and current coin of the United States.[3]
  10. To fix the standard of weights and measures.
  11. To provide and regulate postal services.
  12.  To establish protection for intellectual property, including patent, copyright, and trademark rights.
  13. To constitute lower national courts.
  14. To define and punish piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, and offenses against the laws of nations.[3]
  15. To declare war, authorize warlike activities by other than the armed forces, and make rules concerning captures.
  16. To raise, support and regulate the armed forces.
  17. To govern what part of the Militia shall be employed in the service of the United States.
  18. To exercise general Legislation[9] over federal ground, which is limited to federal territories and districts, land purchased from states with the consent of their legislatures, U.S. flag vessels on the high seas, and the grounds of U.S. embassies abroad.
  19. To guarantee a republican form[12] of government to the States.[3]
  20. To enter into a treaty, alliance, or confederation with a foreign state.
  21. To declare the punishment for treason.[3]
  22. To prescribe the manner in which the acts, records, and judicial proceedings of each state shall be proved to other states and what should be done about them.
  23. To admit new states into the Union.
  24. To make laws necessary and proper for executing the powers delegated to the U.S. government.

via Constitutional Rights, Powers and Duties.

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