Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the states. What is one power of the states?
Under the U.S. Constitution, powers not delegated to the federal government are reserved for the states or the people, as outlined in the 10th Amendment. Here is an example of one power that belongs to the states:
Education: Each state has the power to establish and run its own public schools. While the federal government can influence education policy and provide some funding, primarily through the U.S. Department of Education, the ultimate authority on the structure, curriculum, and academic standards of public schools lies with the states.
Other powers often exercised by states include regulating intrastate commerce, conducting elections, establishing local governments, and ratifying amendments to the Constitution, among others.