The 9th Amendment

By:Kara P.

    The ninth amendment states "The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be constructed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

   The Ninth Amendment is a constitutional safety net intended to make clear that individuals have other fundamental rights, in addition to those listed in the First through Eighth Amendments. Some of the framers had raised concerns that because it was impossible to list every fundamental right, it would be dangerous to list just some of them for fear of suggesting that the list was complete.

     State representatives had refused to ratify the Constitution without a more specific list of protections, so the First Congress added the Ninth Amendment as a compromise.The ratification messages of the states included many varying suggestions, which the very first Congress took under consideration in its very first session.It was finally ratified in 1791.

      After this amendment was created a lot of changes happened. People stopped being punished for their rights even though they werent listed in the consitution.

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