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Federalist Paper #42: The Powers Conferred by the Constitution Further Considered

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Ryan Hurl

thPOL203Y1 US Govt and PoliticsSeptember 29 2011 The Federalist Papers 42 The Powers Conferred by the Constitution Further Considered Federalist Paper 42The power to tax and borrow money is also criticalThe power to tax goods from other countries brings in a significant amount of revenue to the govtHowever this amount of revenue will change as the population of America grows and begins to manufacture its own goodsA nation that provides for its own needs does not import many items and this will reduce the source of revenue from impostsThe power to establish relations w foreign powers is also placed in the central govtIf the United States is to be a nation in any way it should certainly respect other nations by providing for uniform and wellregulated foreign policiesThe power to conduct foreign relations has been greatly improved because under the Articles of Confederation all foreign treaties were subject to approval by the states and the Congress only would receive the highest class of foreign ministers the ambassadors and ignore the consuls and diplomats that most frequently visit a foreign nationThe Constitution improves upon the power of the central govt to punish piracies and felonies on the high seas because the Articles did not specify how to deal w offenses against the laws of nationsThe Constitution includes a clause that will stop the slave trade in 1808This
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