These powers which are sometimes called the expressed powers (powers which areexpressly stated in the Constitution), are the 18 powers specifically given to Congress in Article I of the Constitution. These powers are called enumerated powers because they are numbered 1-18.
Five enumerated powers deal with economic legislation- the power to levy taxes, to borrow money, to regulate commerce, to coin money, and to punish counterfeiting
Seven enumerated powers provide for defense- the power to punish piracies, to declare war, to raise and support armed forces, to provide a navy, to regulate the armed forces, to call forth the militia, and to organize the militia
to these powers, Section 8 provides for naturalizing citizens, establishing
post offices, securing patents and copyrights, establishing courts, and
enumerated power is the so-called ELASTIC CLAUSE. This clause gives Congress
the right to make all laws “necessary and proper” to carry out the powers
expressed in the other clauses of