10th Amendment of the United States Constitution

 

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Tenth Amendment/Bill of Rights Printable Activities on MrNussbaum.com

 
Bill of Responsibilities: This exercise requires students to analyze the differences between rights and responsibilities and allows them to create a mini-constitution that outlines four responsibilities they believe people should be required to fulfill as citizens of the United States.
 

What Does it Say?

 
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.
 

What Does it Mean?

 

Amendment X was added to the Constitution to ensure to the people that the government would not try to take over the states and that all powers not given to the government would be retained by the state or the people.