Alexander Hamilton’s constitutional justification for incorporating a national bank rested on the idea that the government has “implied powers.” But what does that even mean?

St. George Tucker wrote the first systematic commentary on the U.S. Constitution and he had a much better way of looking at government power under the Constitution.

For Further Reading

Constitution 101: Living and Breathing Is the Same as Dead

30 Enumerated Powers

The Nature of the Federal Government

Concordia res parvae crescunt

Small things grow great by concord...

Tenth Amendment Center

"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."


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