Essay about The Bill Of Rights Of The United States

2105 Words May 13th, 2016 9 Pages
The Bill of Rights is a name for the first ten amendments of the Constitution of the United States guaranteeing rights of American citizens. The House of Representatives had already approved of the Bill of Rights on September 24 1789. This decision was considered extremely controversial as it went against the anti-federalists will, assuring their fear that the federal government would be granted superabundant power which in turn would deprive the people of certain liberties. This resulted in the U.S. Supreme Court mandating that the state governments accept and protect the liberties stated in The Bill of Rights. It was ratified by certain states on December 15, 1791 and officially went into effect on March 1, 1792. The Bill of Rights lays a foundation for the beliefs of modern American’s rights that are protected by law. Today The Bill of Rights and the amendments in it still play a major role in the lives of Americans.
The tenth amendment is the last amendment of The Bill of Rights which states, “the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the States respectively or to the people.” It has often been interpreted along with the preceding ninth amendment. The ninth amendment is defined as, “The right to have other rights not specified in writing” The biggest struggle has been interpreting what the specific powers are, since they’re not implicitly stated. Today there has been more attention on the…

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