Essay On The Commerce Clause

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The Commerce clause refers to Article 1, Section 8, Clause 3 of the United States Constitution, which gives Congress the power “to regulate commerce with foregin nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes”. This clause is one of the most fundamental powers delegated to congress by the founders. It has helped to seprate the powers between the federal governemtn and the states, along with the branches of governemtn and Judiciary. In simpler terms the commerce clause was to help regulate commerce among navigable waters. A landmark case Gibbons vs. Ogden, the chief justice ruled that the power to regulate interstate commerce also included the power to regulate interstate navigation. Within its decision of the courts the …show more content…

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