Constitution of the United States of America
Article I: Legislative Branch
Article I, Section 8:  Enumerated Powers of Congress  
(Comment)

1.8.1  The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes,
Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for
the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States;
but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout
the United States;

1.8.2 To borrow Money on the credit of the United States;

1.8.3  To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among
the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;

1.8.4  To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform
Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United
States;

1.8.5 To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign
Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;

1.8.6 To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the
Securities and current Coin of the United States;

1.8.7  To establish Post Offices and Post Roads;

1.8.8  To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by
securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive
Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;

1.8.9 To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;

1.8.10  To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed
on the high Seas, and Offences against the Law of Nations;

1.8.11 To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal,
and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;

1.8.12  To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of
Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;

1.8.13  To provide and maintain a Navy;

1.8.14  To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of
the land and naval Forces;

1.8.15  To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws
of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;

1.8.16  To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, 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;

1.8.17  To exercise exclusive Legislation 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

1.8.18  To make all Laws 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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