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Powers of State and Federal Governments

Powers of State and Federal Governments

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State Government
establish local governments

issue licenses (driver's, marriage, etc)

regulate commerce within the state

conduct elections

ratify amendments to the U.S. Constitution

provide for public health and public safety

establish a state constitution

Federal Government
print money (bills and coins)

declare war

establish an army and a navy

enter into treaties with foreign governments

regulate commerce between states and with foreign governments

establish post offices

make laws necessary to enforce the U.S. Constitution

Shared by State & Federal Governments
establish courts

create and collect taxes

build highways

borrow money

make and enforce laws

spend money for the betterment of citizens' welfare

provide infrastructure for transportation