General Welfare Clause

Definition of "General Welfare Clause"
  1. A section in Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution that grants Congress the authority to help secure the well-being of the nation, such as by imposing taxes
How to use "General Welfare Clause" in a sentence
  1. The General Welfare Clause is often cited as legal basis for social programs in the country.
  2. Under the General Welfare Clause, Congress has the right to levy taxes to fund public services.
  3. The scope of Congress' powers under the General Welfare Clause is a topic of ongoing legal debate.

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