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The U. S. Constitution | The Bill of Rights | Amendments 11-27

The 9th Amendment

"The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people." Amendment 9 of the Bill Of Rights

The 9th Amendment of the Bill Of Rights states that we have freedoms other than only those listed in the U S Constitution. Unlike the 10th Amendment, which limits the federal government to only those powers that are delegated to it, the 9th says we have other rights, even though they are not enumerated. Our different levels of government cannot claim we don't have certain freedoms simply because they aren't specifically protected by the U S Constitution.