The Tenth Amendment: States’ Rights


The Bill of Rights was written more than 200 years ago, but it's still just as relevant and important today as it was back then. Readers will take a look at what caused the Tenth Amendment to be born and what effects the amendment has had through history and today.

Do you know:

  1. The same item exact item can cost more in one state than in another? Why? States choose how much to charge in sales tax.

  2. The age to get a driver’s license varies from state to state. Why? States determine the age.

  3. Many leaders at the Constitutional Convention feared establishing a federal government. Why? They wanted to insure that the states had rights of their own.