Implied Powers of Congress: Definition & Examples


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These are the powers of Congress that are actually described in Article I, Section 8, of the Constitution:

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1. In this Supreme Court case, the Court ruled that Congress had the implied power to create a national bank:

2. This power of the Congress says that it has the right to make any law it requires in order to carry out its listed powers:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo tests you on how the Constitution and the Supreme Court have interpreted the powers of Congress. You will be tested on specific terms related to these powers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Powers of Congress described in Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution
  • The importance of a court case involving the creation of a national bank
  • A power of Congress stating that it has the right to make any law necessary to carry out listed powers
  • The Supreme Court Chief Justice who helped establish the concept of Congressional implied powers

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the implied powers of Congress
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast Congress's expressed powers and implied powers
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about strict versus loose constructionism in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about the implied powers of Congress, review the accompanying lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain the term 'implied'
  • Trace the history of the establishment of Congress's implied powers
  • Identify examples of expressed powers and implied powers held by Congress
  • Understand the difference between strict constructionists and loose constructionists