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According to Alexander Hamilton, how should the powers of government be understood?

  • Question 4c of 10 - Jefferson and Hamilton

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  • Question: According to Alexander Hamilton, how should the powers of government be understood?
  • Answers:
  1. The national government is a sovereign government. It has broadly defined powers when it acts in relation to any of the lawful ends of government.
  2. The powers of the federal government extend to all "necessary and proper" activities - like chartering a bank that is a necessary part of national finance.
  3. Governments are constantly pursuing power, and the only way to understand governmental actions is as a continuing struggle for power.
  4. The national government is doubly limited. Not only are its powers restricted to the ends laid out in the Constitution, but it can also use only those means that are explicitly granted to it and not given to any other level of government.

The correct answer is: The national government is a sovereign government. It has broadly defined powers when it acts in relation to any of the lawful ends of government.

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