Tenth Amendment

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10th Amendment of the constitution

The powers are not delegated to the united states by the constitution nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectfully or to the people.

description of the amendment

A. because it protects peoples general rights so that their freedom is not limited to what is not mentioned in the other amendments.

B. Having powers to do certain things.It just says that states cant do anything so mow the states have power.

supreme court case

A. The fourth amendment eclipses tenth amendment 1930's and 1940's.

B.In the 1940s, the federal government officially objected to segregation laws. The Interstate Commerce Commission banned discrimination on trains. The Supreme Court supported the decision in Mitchell v. United States (1941) and in Henderson v. United States (1950). However, the federal government was forced to use its commerce clause powers to attack these laws; state segregation laws that did not affect interstate commerce were protected against federal interference.

C.But in 1954 the Supreme Court finally gave Congress the tools to fight state-sponsored segregation and racism. In Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas (1954), the Supreme Court outlawed racial segregation in public schools. The decision overruled the Court’s 1896 “separate but equal” decision in Plessy v. Ferguson. In Brown, the Court found that “separate but equal” facilities for African Americans did not meet the Fourteenth Amendment’s requirement of equal protection under the law.


"Tenth Amendment." Constitutional Amendments: From Freedom of Speech to Flag Burning. 2nd ed. Vol. 2. Detroit: UXL, 2008. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 9 Dec. 2015.


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