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  1. Learn how the Elastic Clause, also known as the Necessary and Proper Clause, gives Congress the implied power to address future issues and challenges. See how it was invoked in the creation of the First Bank of the United States, the McCulloch vs. Maryland case, and the Comstock case.

  2. Aug 17, 2016 · Learn what the Elastic Clause is, how it gives Congress the power to pass laws that are "necessary and proper" to carry out its enumerated powers, and see a list of enumerated powers in the U.S. Constitution. The web page also explains the origin, controversy, and flexibility of the Elastic Clause.

  3. The Necessary and Proper Clause, also known as the Elastic Clause, is a clause in Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution: . The Congress shall have Power... To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer the

  4. ); see generally John Mikhail, The Necessary and Proper Clauses, 102 Geo. L.J. 1045, 1059 & n.47 (2014) ([The Framers] referred to the last clause of Article I, Section 8 as the ‘Sweeping Clause.’). The terms Elastic Clause, Basket Clause, and Coefficient Clause are also occasionally used to refer to this provision.

  5. Learn about the elastic clause, also known as the Necessary and Proper Clause, which gives Congress broad power to make laws for executing other federal powers. Explore the historical and legal debates over the meaning and scope of this clause.

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  7. Reinforced by the necessary and proper clause, the powers “ ‘to lay and collect taxes, to pay the debts and provide for the common defence and general welfare of the United States,’ and ‘to borrow money on the credit of the United States and to coin money and regulate the value thereon . . . ,’” 1870 have been held to give Congress ...

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