What Are States' Rights?
According to the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution's Bill of Rights, the federal government has only those powers expressly stated in the Constitution. All other powers are given to the states and the people. This title explores the concept of states' rights, defining the term and examining the ways that the federal government and individual states have clashed throughout our nation's history. Essential concepts in the U.S. government and history curriculum are presented in easy-to-digest chunks, with a focus on engaging struggling readers. Primary sources, graphic organizers, and charts support the text and add to the overall reading experience.