Amendment 9 of the United States Constitution


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9th Amendment (Amendment IX)

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Ninth Amendment/Bill of Rights Printable Activities on

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 enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others restrained by the people.

What Does it Mean?


Amendment IX in the Constitution was added to the Bill of Rights to ensure the people that the rights not listed in the Constitution were still protected by law.