Class Notes

If Article I, Section I is the most ignored section of the Constitution then Article I, Section 8 has been the most fought over.  Section 8 states, “granting Congress the power to pass all laws necessary and proper for carrying out the enumerated list of powers.”  What this means has led to a split in political parties with Federalists and Jeffersonian Republicans and was a major cause leading to the Civil War.  What can Congress do and what can’t they do is still fought over today.

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