What is the 10th Amendment?
The 10th Amendment is about the powers of the Federal Government, the States, and the People. It is also referred to as the Privileges or Immunities Clause.
Summary of the 10th Amendment
Summary: The 10th Amendment states that any powers that the Constitution does not give to the US government, belong to the states and the people, excluding powers that the Constitution says the states cannot have.
The Powers of the Federal Government, the States, and the People
George Washington was the first American President who served in office from April 30, 1789, to March 4, 1797. One of the key events during his presidency was the ratification of the 10th Amendment to the Constitution. The first 10 Amendments to the Constitution are collectively known as the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights, which includes the 10th amendment, was ratified (meaning approved) on December 15, 1791.