The Ninth Amendment

Giving People their Rights

What is the Ninth Amendment?

The ninth amendment grants the people their rights. The simplified version of this amendment is this: It provides that the naming of certain rights in the Constitution does not take away from the people rights that are not named.

We The People...

"The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people." -United States Constitution

Give the People Their Rights

What rights are the people entitled to?

Controversy over The Ninth Amednment

The ninth amendment was made to protect the people and give them their rights. It makes sure that anything that is not written in the Constitution isn't taken away. The problem is that whenever Congress wants to restrict something the question is if it violates this amendment. The ninth amendment was very vague and this has caused problems many times.