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What is the Tenth Amendment?
The Constitution of the United States is the document that serves as the fundamental law of the country. An amendment is a change to something. An amendment to the Constitution is any text added to the original document since its ratification in 1788. The Constitution has been amended 27 times in American history.
The Tenth Amendment reads:
“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
Similar to the Ninth Amendment, the Tenth Amendment doesn’t grant citizens any specific rights. The Tenth Amendment has been interpreted to mean that the states have all rights not specifically forbidden them or not given to the federal government by the Constitution (the concept of federalism). For example, the state of Missouri can regulate its own school system, but it cannot declare war on France.
Most Supreme Court cases involving the Tenth Amendment have had to do with taxes, policing, property ownership, and interstate commerce. In general, Tenth Amendment Supreme Court cases have been centered around if, how, and when the national government has the power to involve itself in states’ affairs. In modern Supreme Court Tenth Amendment cases, the Court has often sided with the states and limited the ability of the federal government to regulate state.
Why is Tenth Amendment important?
The Tenth Amendment is one of 10 amendments included in the Bill of Rights, a set of 10 amendments added to the Constitution almost immediately after that document was put into law. On December 15, 1791, the Bill of Rights was ratified by the required three-fourths of the state legislatures and added to the Constitution.
Both the Ninth and Tenth Amendments come from the debate held during the drafting of the Constitution. The Federalists, who supported a strong federal government, opposed a Bill of Rights. They argued that a list of rights would imply that any rights not listed were surrendered by both the citizens and the states and it was obviously impossible to include every single right in the Constitution.
The Tenth Amendment was written to make it clear that the existence of a Bill of Rights does not change the relationship between the limited national government and the states. The Tenth Amendment sets into law the fact that the states should have a variety of powers and rights that the federal government cannot interfere with.
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The Tenth Amendment originally used the word expressly to describe the word delegated, but it was removed following debate by Congress. In McCulloch v. Maryland (1819), Chief Justice John Marshall specifically cited this omission when he stated that the federal government had “implied powers” given to it by the Constitution that weren’t specifically written in the text.
What are real-life examples of Tenth Amendment?
This tweet depicts a same-sex wedding ceremony. States had the power to ban same-sex marriages through state laws in accordance with the Tenth Amendment until the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage bans were unconstitutional in 2015.
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— The Knot (@theknot) June 1, 2021
Many Americans know that the Tenth Amendment guarantees the rights of the states.
We are committed to protecting the Tenth Amendment and fighting federal overreach into state and local issues.
— Governor Matt Bevin (2015-2019) (@GovMattBevin) May 27, 2016
I've been asked where the power to quarantine at the state level comes from
Reread the tenth amendment
The powers not delegated to the federal government are reserved to the states and to the people
Quarantines are part of the "police power" reserved to the states
— Will Chamberlain (@willchamberlain) March 17, 2020
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The Tenth Amendment states that any rights not given to the states by the Constitution belong to the federal government.
How to use Tenth Amendment in a sentence
In 2014 only a tenth as many tourists came as had come the year before.
Open-carry activists are known for baiting cops into on-camera arguments about the Second Amendment and state laws.Texas Gun Slingers Police the Police—With a Black Panthers Tactic|Brandy Zadrozny|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
How to Train Your Dragon 2, the tenth highest grossing movie in 2014 America, made $22 million at the Korean box office.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea|Rich Goldstein|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They would not, for example, supersede federal law regarding the Establishment Clause in the First Amendment.
Either we believe the First Amendment is worth defending or we do not.The Sony Hack and America’s Craven Capitulation To Terror|David Keyes|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The amount of the other purin bodies together is about one-tenth that of uric acid.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
But while the tenth man still labors, the machine, though creaking with its dislocation, can still go on.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
I noticed that you had set her crying again, Lucy, for about the tenth time to-day.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
It was a good supper, and, in the highest of spirits, nine of the guerrillas sat down; the tenth was on guard.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
On the tenth of the said month it was washed, and a small grain of gold was obtained that weighed one-half real.