Specific powers the Constitution gives to the national government
Explain the specific powers the Constitution gives to the national gov
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Powers the Constitution Gives to the National Government and their Limitations
Powers the Constitution Gives to the National Government
The U.S. constitution gives three types of power to the government; namely, delegated powers, implied powers and inherent powers. Delegated powers allow the government to regulate commerce, declare war, raise and the power to regulate the value of the foreign currency. Implied powers, on the other hand, are the powers that allow the government to act independently. Notably, they grant the parliament the authority to acquire territories, regulate trade within the state, establish local government and conduct national elections (Nisbet, 2009).
Limitation of framers to national government under constitution
Although the government has the power to execute functions according to the constitution, it has the obligation to first consult the citizens. Thus, the government only implements the policies that have been approved by the citizens. This prevents dictatorship form of the government. Framers also limited the national government from maintaining rigid systems of the country. This would enable them to change the constitution as the country changed (Boin et al.,2009).
Gratification of power by framers to government
In 2014, Kelly discussed that framers understood that absolute power of government often resulted in misuse of the power and instability in the country, and thus came up with regulating principles that would ensure that all branches of the government were interdependent of each other. They include; popular sovereignty and separation of power.
Reason for Imposing Limitations on the Government
One of the main reasons why framers of the constitution placed limits on the powers granted to the government was to promote peace and order in the country by ensuring that people participated in formulating polies so that their voices could be heard and interests considered.
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