Expressed Powers

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Expressed powers are those powers that the Constitution has specifically given to the federal government.

The express powers include the power:

1) to tax;
2) to coin money;
3) to regulate foreign and domestic commerce;
4) to raise and maintain an armed forces;
5) to fix standards of weights and measures;
6) to grant patents and copyrights;
7) to conduct foreign affairs; and
8) to make treaties.