Original Text From The Constitution
Meaning of the Amendment
History of the Amendment
Supreme Court Case
League of Cities vs. Usery 1976
This case was over the fair labors standard act of 1938. This act set minimum wages and maximum hours on workers of states. Then in 1974 congress amended the act to cover most government employees. Since it was amended it meant that the federal government got to chose the work conditions for government workers of states and how much the states should pay them.
The supreme court decided that the federal government could not do anything to take away an accepted state power such as how much to pay their employees. The supreme court decided this because they thought Congress had taken away the states integrity of being able to work in a federal system effectively.
"Tenth Amendment." Constitutional Amendments: From Freedom of Speech to Flag Burning. 2nd ed. Vol. 2. Detroit: UXL, 2008. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 8 Dec. 2015.