10th Amendment: Powers not Delegated to Fed Govt Reserved to States

The Bill of Rights, amendments to our Constitution

The Bill of Rights, ten amendments to the Constitution, were drafted and passed to secure the blessings of liberty of the people versus the powers of the government.  The first ten amendments address issues of personal liberty, such as freedom of speech and religion, as well as legal security of person and property to prevent abuse of power by government, and reserves all authority not assigned to the Federal government to the states.   Today, government is actively engaged in a broad range of actions that encroach upon the rights of the people.

​First Amendment Freedoms: