Thomas Jefferson: “The Foundation of the Constitution”
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Thomas Jefferson: “The Foundation of the Constitution”


Thomas Jefferson saw the Tenth Amendment
as the foundation of the Constitution. In a 1791 opinion against the
constitutionality of a National Bank, he wrote: “I consider the foundation of the
Constitution as laid on this ground that all powers not delegated to the United
States by the Constitution nor prohibited by it to the states are
reserved to the States or to the people”

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