|News Display: 10th Amendment Is Ratified|
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Description/Abstract: News Display: 10th Amendment Is Ratified, Friday, 12/15
December 15, 1791 marks the day when the Bill of Rights became law, for Virginia became the last state to ratify and make the first ten amendments part of the U.S. Constitution, The 10th amendment in particular, stipulated that, "Rights not given to the federal government or prohibited the state governments by the Constitution, are reserved to the States… or to the people". This clause expresses the principle of federalism and states' rights; in other words, the federal government possesses the powers deleted to it by the Constitution, with all emainign powers reserved for the states or people.
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