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3.4.2 Article I

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3.4.2 Article I

Article I establishes the Legislative Branch and enumerates all of its powers.[1]

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.[2]

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.



[1] See Encyclopedia Britannica, Constitution of the United States of America (Student and Home Edition 2009).

[2] Black’s Law Dictionary 911 (7th ed. 1999).


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