The powers of the United States government are listed in the Constitution. It has the power to declare war. The president can ask Congress for a declaration of war. In 1941, President Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war. Congress voted to declare war.The United States entered World War II. The federal government also has the power to print money, create an army, and make treaties.
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