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Transcript of Amendment 9
opposite things from each other. The Federalist wanted the government to have more power
and they didn't want to have a Bill of Rights.
The Anti-Federalist wanted the staes to have more power
and wanted to have a Bill of Rights. But, the Anti-Federalist won to have a Bill of Rights, so then the Federalist don't want the rights to be spelled out on the Bill of Rights. Also, the Anti-Federalist wanted the rights to be spelled out on the Bill of Rights, or then the government would take over these rights. My reaction is that in the 9th Amendment,
people can enjoy basic rights that aren't spelled
out in the Bill of Rights. "The exceptions here or elsewhere in the Constitution, made in favor of particular rights, shall not be so construed as to diminish the just importance of other rights retained by the people; or as to enlarge the powers delegated by the Constitution; but either as actual limitatins of such powers, or as inserted merely for greater caution."
James Madison's June 8, 1789 speech to Congress 1. What does the Amendment 9 mean? 2. What were the two groups, and what did they opposite?