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Impacts of the 16th,17th,18th & 19th Amendments

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Transcript of Impacts of the 16th,17th,18th & 19th Amendments

Impacts of the 16th,17th,18th & 19th Amendments
16th Amendment
The 16th Amendment authorized direct income taxes to be collected by the Federal government. So it affects us very much. For those who pay income taxes, the pay most of it to the Federal government. And most of our government's money comes from these income taxes. If it were not for the 16th Amendment, we would have a dramatically different system of taxation, or the government would be essentially unable to function in any way similar to the way it does now. There would be no social security or medicare. We would not have been able to intervene in World War II. We probably would never have come out of the Great Depression unless we had a revolution.

17th Amendment
Amendment 17 (ratified April 8, 1913) modified that now Senators were to be elected by the people
18th Amendment
The 18th amendment stopped the sale and drinking of alcohol in the United States. This amendment took effect in 1919 and failed. One of the reasons that it was a huge failure was because people always found other ways to drink alcohol, criminals made a lot of money selling alcohol to those people. Today we call the period that the 18th Amendment was law Prohibition.
19th Amendment
The 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote. It passed by Congress and sent to the states for ratification. It was proposed on June 4, 1919 and ratified on August 18, 1920.
The 16th Amendment is an amendment that gives Congress the power to collect taxes. This affects the US today since Congress can also put laws on taxes in order as well.
16th Amendments
Amendment 17
Prior to the 17th Amendment, senators had to preserve the rights of their state or they would not be able to get re-elected. After the 17th Amendment, senators must raise money from the special interest groups so that they can afford to run a re-election campaign. Any senator who doesn't endorse expanding federal power on behalf of politically connected interest groups risks being defeated in his bid for re-election.
no more drinking
18th Amendment
Even Before the 18th amendment became law, religious activists, famously women but also some men, blame alcohol for violence and other problems that were affecting American families. People just wanted to make their environment a better place
This amendment gave the woman the same power and the same control that the men had although still held back by the values of the day. The effect of this was that it created a strong influence and created a cultural impact it gave the women more confidence and a sense that they could accomplish more and a thirst for more freedoms. They were tired of living in a world where previously they were considered second class and only as a man's property.
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