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U.S. Constitution – Article 1 Section 10

Article 1 – The Legislative Branch
Section 10 – Powers Prohibited of States

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No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or
Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and
Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and
silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex
post facto
Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any
Title of Nobility.

No State shall, without the Consent of the Congress, lay
any Imposts or Duties on Imports or Exports,
except what may be absolutely necessary for executing it’s inspection Laws: and the net Produce of all
Duties and Imposts, laid by any State on
Imports or Exports, shall be for the Use of the Treasury of the United States;
and all such Laws shall be subject to the Revision and Controul of the Congress.

No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any
duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any
Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in
War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of

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