Whats an example of the Elastic Clause?
CONTEXT: Article I, Section 8, Clause 18 of the Constitution is often called the “necessary and proper clause,” or the “elastic clause.” It reads: “[The Congress shall have Power] . . . [t]o make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.” EXAMPLE: The Lousiana Purchase: President Thomas Jefferson acquired the territory from which 13 states have been formed: Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Jefferson was a Democratic-Republican, and he advocated a strict interpretation of the Constitution, which did not explicitly give the country powers to aquire new land. However, waiting for a Constitutional amendment might cause the deal to fall through. Therefore, Jefferson decided to go through with the purchase by ex