The Tenth Amendment

Charlie Bryson

The amendment in the Constitution

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the United States, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.

History of the Amendment

In England, the Parliament created all the laws. In the US, The people elect representatives, senators, congress men, and a President to create the laws.

A Simple Way to Interpret the Amendment

If the United States don't have the power, it belongs to the states, or to the people.

Supreme Court Case

Hammer vs. Dagenhart, one supreme court case, was trying to prohibit shipping children made objects across states' borders using child labor. The Court's decision was to discourage child labor, for many children were being put to work at as young as age seven (7). This is a great example of the tenth (10) amendment
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1.) Leavitt, Amie Jane. Bill of Rights in Translation : What It Really Means. Mankato: Capstone, 2009. Ebook. 2.) "Tenth Amendment." Constitutional Amendments: From Freedom of Speech to Flag Burning. 2nd ed. Vol. 2. Detroit: UXL, 2008. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 7 Dec. 2015.

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