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Expressed powers are the powers that Congress specifically has, and is meant to wield. This is expressly shown in the constitution.

Powers include:

  • The power to tax and spend for the welfare of America.
  • Borrow money.
  • Coin money.
  • Regulate commerce with other nations and in between states.
  • National postage service.
  • Declare war.
  • Ability to make laws about time and place of electing its members.
  • Standardize weights and measurements.
  • Write, copyright, and patent laws.
  • Establish laws on subject of bankruptcy.