Ninth Amendment: Rights Retained by People


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How many Amendments make up the Bill of Rights?

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1. The 9th Amendment is necessary because:

2. In Griswold v. Connecticut, the plaintiffs used the 9th Amendment as justification for the right to:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When you work through this quiz, you'll find out just how much you remember about the Ninth Amendment and the rights it guarantees citizens of the United States. Use the quiz to make certain you recall the number of amendments in the Bill of Rights and the similarity between the Ninth and Tenth Amendments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Number of amendments in the Bill of Rights
  • Why the Ninth Amendment was necessary
  • Characteristics of Griswold versus Connecticut
  • How the Ninth and Tenth Amendments compare
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Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding why the Ninth Amendment was necessary and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the number of amendments in the Bill of Rights
  • Distinguishing Differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the Ninth and Tenth Amendments

Additional Learning

To learn more about the umbrella protecting us from the rain of tyranny, review the corresponding lesson titled Ninth Amendment: Rights Retained by People. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand how many amendments make up the U.S. Constitution
  • Explain what makes up the Bill of Rights
  • Identify each of the amendments in the Bill of Rights
  • Describe how the Ninth Amendment protects us
  • Appreciate how Griswold versus Connecticut retained our rights not specifically spelled out