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Congress' enumerated military powers

By Levi Clancy for Student Reader on

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  • To declare War

  • Grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal (low level declaration of war)

  • Make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;

  • To raise and support Armies (No Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years);

  • To provide and maintain a Navy (To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces);

  • To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions