Nature of the US constitution

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  • Nature of the US Constitution
    • Codified Constitution
      • A codified constitution is where all of the rules and regulations are in one authorative document
    • A blend of Specificity and Vagueness
      • implied powers
      • Necessary and proper clauses - empowers congress to make all laws 'necessary and proper'
      • Reserved Powers - powers reserved by the states/people
    • Its provisions are entrenched.
      • it is protected, hard to amend - protected by super-majorities.

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