Why did the Framers include the Necessary and Proper Clause in the Constitution?

a. to empower Congress to pass laws needed to carry out the expressed powers

b. to limit congressional powers to those expressly stated in the Constitution

c. to define the scope of the inherent powers of Congress

d. to set forth those powers considered necessary to the States

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  1. Hutson
    The Framers included the Necessary and Proper Clause in the Constitution to empower Congress to pass laws needed to carry out expressed powers. The correct option among all the options given in the question is option "a". The framers of the Constitution understood that with time the congress would require to implement certain laws to carry out the expressed powers and that was the reason behind the Necessary and Proper Clause.
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