The Bill of Rights and the 14th Amendment

Ninth and Tenth Amendments

What does the Tenth Amendment have to do with the concept of federalism?

Federalism refers to the division of power between the federal and state governments. Members of the United States Supreme Court vehemently disagree over the proper conception of federalism. The Tenth Amendment plays a large role in federalism by specifically referring to the principle that certain powers not given to the national, federal government are “reserved” to the states.


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