How does the constitution protect states rights?
The Tenth Amendment of the Constitution was written to protect the states and citizens. It reads "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."
The Bill Of Rights is part of the Constitution of the United States Of America More specifically, it is the first ten Amendments to the United States Constitution. The 10 Amendments in the Bill of Rights were written together to protect the rights that the founding fathers wanted all US citizens to have.
Some states or people (like Virginia's Patrick Henry) thought that the Constitution did not adequately protect individual citizens' rights. Therefore, a Bill of Rights was added so more states would ratify the Constitution, and the American people were afforded more protection than with the Constitution alone. The Bill of Rights added a significant number of rights and privileges not given to citizens under the Constitution alone.
The rights of persons within the United States of America are guaranteed (recognized) primarily by the first 10 Amendments to the US Constitution, collectively known as the "Bill of Rights." However, the entire Constitution as a whole, including the Amendments following the Bill of Rights, protect persons within the United States of America.
According to the U.S. Constitution, states' rights come naturally from the rights of the citizens in the states, who get their rights from God. The Constitution only guarantees those rights of the states and individuals that already exist. (This is how the Constitution puts it, not a modern political statement.) The only rights that the Constitution creates are rights of the Federal (U.S.) government. Another way to make this point is that whatever responsibilities are…
The Constitution was actually ratified several years before the Bill of Rights. Several states' delegations had reservations about signing the Constitution because they felt it did not do enough to protect individual rights and states rights. The compromise was that the authors of the Constitution agreed that they would work to get important rights added through the amendment process. The result of that agreement was the Bill of Rights, which became law in 1792. APEX…