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16th amendment


Marcus Foster

on 16 January 2013

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photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli BY MARCUS FOSTER 16th Amendment Historical Origin The 16th amendment is an income tax that was ratified in 1913.

Quote:"The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration." Issue that prompted creation The government needed the 16th amendment to help build roads, bridges, enforce laws, and carry out important duties. What problems did it solve? The 16th amendment was an attempt to solve the problem of unequal distribution of taxes. This amendment affects us because It affects us today by allowing congress to levy an income tax without the opposition of the people or the regard of the census. Interesting facts The 16th amendment was actually introduced by the Republicans as part of a political scheme to trick the Democrats, but it backfired, meaning that it was never have supposed to pass. Picture 6TH PERIOD Bibliography http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=57 http://www.vivienkellems.org/Philip_Hart_Part_1.html http://www.latterdayconservative.com/articles/history-of-the-16th-amendment/
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