The legislative branch was created by Article I of the U.S. Constitution and consists of the House of Representatives and the Senate. The Constitution granted the legislative branch many specific, or enumerated powers, such as enacting laws. In addition, throughout history, the powers of the legislative branch have increased with implied powers through the necessary and proper clause. In this lesson, students will learn about the powers of Congress, how they have evolved throughout history, and their impact on public policy.
The Powers of Congress
Subject Social Studies — Civics and Government, US Government
Grade Level Grade 6, Grades 9-12
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