History Quiz / The U.S. Constitution: Article I, Section 8

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QUIZ: Can you recite the the powers granted under the U.S. Constitution to the Federal Government?

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ClauseConstitutional PowerPhraseology
Clause 1The Congress shall have Power To ___ and _______ _____, ______, _______ and _______, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
Clause 2To ______ ______ on the credit of the United States;
Clause 3To ________ _________ with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;
Clause 4To _________ an uniform ____ of ______________, and uniform ___ on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;
Clause 5To ____ _____, ________ the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and ___ ___ ________ of Weights and Measures;
Clause 6To _______ for the __________ of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;
Clause 7To _________ ____ _______ and ____ _____;
Clause 8To _______ the ________ of ______ and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;
Clause 9To _______ _________ inferior to the supreme Court;
ClauseConstitutional PowerPhraseology
Clause 10To ______ and ______ ________ and ________ committed on the high Seas, and Offences against the Law of Nations;
Clause 11To _______ ___, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;
Clause 12To _____ and _______ ______, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;
Clause 13To _______ and ________ a ____;
Clause 14To ____ _____ for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;
Clause 15To _______ for _______ _____ the _______ to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
Clause 16To _______ for __________, ______, and ____________, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;
Clause 17To ________ _________ ___________ in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;--And
Clause 18To ____ all ____ which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.

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