LESSON 3: CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
3.4 The Articles
3.4.2 Article I
Annotated Lecture Transcript
Article I establishes the Legislative Branch and enumerates all of its powers.
Ø “Legislative Power” Defined: Most importantly, Article I, Section 1 vests the “legislative power” of the United States in Congress.
o So what is legislative power?
o Legislative power is the power to make laws.
o That includes the power to amend laws and repeal them as well. So Congress is the legislature, and the only branch of government with the power to make laws.
 See Encyclopedia Britannica, Constitution of the United States of America (Student and Home Edition 2009).
 Black’s Law Dictionary 911 (7th ed. 1999).