Power From the People: The Revolutionary Roots of the 10th Amendment

Source: Tenth Amendment Center
by Michael Boldin

“Thomas Jefferson called the 10th Amendment the ‘foundation of the Constitution,’ and for good reason too. It enshrines many of the radical principles that sparked the ‘real American Revolution’ in the years before the War for Independence. John Adams noted that this ‘radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments and affections,’ along with a ‘change in their Religious Sentiments, of their Duties and Obligations’ made up the ‘real American Revolution.’ Here are five core principles that form this foundation.” (06/24/24)