Persuasive Essay On The 10th Amendment

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The 10th amendment of the United States constitution should have contained the specific powers that are within the states themselves, but there is not an explicit example of the powers that should have been given to the states and should still be in effect within the states to this day or at least a form of which. Whether the powers were changed, eliminated, or remained the same throughout the years, there should have been at least some kind of form or documentation as to what the states should be able to do and what they would need the federal government’s permission and/or assistance to do. These powers of the states are actually the rights of the states that are supposed to be protected by the constitution. If the rights were explicitly …show more content…
The proposition for the 10th amendment was proposed by the New York Convention. It was proposed to define the establishment and division of powers between the Federal and State governments. The 10th amendment was used as a tool to define the Federal taxing power, police power and regulations. An example of the police power would be the State Police. They have areas that the state police have been sectioned off to patrol and keeping those areas safe. The 10th amendment was also meant to protect the powers from both types of governments. There was no objection to the proposition. They did not object to the proposition because they expected that the constitution would be amended soon after the ratification and this amendment was part of the original propositions of the …show more content…
Slavery was in full force and controlled the income in the southern states once they began to use cash crops, growing crops for profit, to gain a greater amount of money than if they were using the crops for their own personal needs and benefits. Some examples of cash crops are tobacco and cotton. In modern day terms, an example of a cash crop would be marijuana or in street terms weed. Slavery was not actually abolished until the thirteenth amendment was passed in January of 1865. This amendment was passed to end the War Between the States or as most people know it “The Civil War”. Once the amendment was passed and the slaves were freed they had to find a way to make an income and provide for themselves and their families. This is where sharecropping came into play. Sharecropping turned out to be another form of slavery. Instead of gaining a profit from their work the black people would receive a small fraction of the profit of the crops that were sold. This portion of the profit that the blacks receive was nowhere near what was needed to provide for the families of which were larger during that

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