Expressed Powers: Definition & Examples


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These are powers that are specifically named in the U.S. Constitution:

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1. Which of the following is NOT an expressed power of Congress?

2. This expressed power of Congress allows it to regulate any commercial or business transaction between the U.S. and foreign nations, or between the U.S. states:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Constitution of the United States provides the government with specific expressed powers. The quiz and worksheet for this lesson will help you to learn and understand the details of each of these powers and how they apply to the different branches of the government.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The resources for this lesson test you on:

  • Specifically named powers in the Constitution
  • Particular expressed powers
  • Business regulation by Congress
  • The creation of laws
  • Parts of the Constitution

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will assess the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as the commerce clause and the necessary and proper clause
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on expressed powers
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the US Constitution

Additional Learning

Learn more about the Constitution by reviewing the associated lesson titled Expressed Powers: Definition & Examples. The following objectives will be covered in detail:

  • Know how Congress can create law
  • Identify the part of the Constitution covering expressed powers
  • Understand the involvement of Congress in the regulation of business
  • Discover the purpose envisioned by the founding fathers in creating expressed powers
  • Identify the specific expressed powers within the Constitution