Comparing The Powers And Limits Of Congress In The Constitution

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In Federalist #48, framer James Madison explained congress is, “everywhere extending the sphere of its activity and drawing all power into its impetuous vortex.” In the Constitution, the powers and limits on congress are addressed first in great detail. In Article one, section eight, the first clause states that congress has the power to tax, in clause three they have the power to regulate commerce, and in clause 11 they have the power to declare war. In Article I, section nine, of the constitution the limits of congress are outlined. In Article I section, section nine, the second clause states that congress can not suspend the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus, in third clause it states that congress shall not pass bills of attainder
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