The 16th Amendment--Income Tax
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How did he/she feel about the passage of the 16th Amendment, authorizing the collection of income taxes? Picking this Topic gives you writing ideas to organize his/her thoughts about paying this tax.
The 16th Amendment authorizing the collection of income taxes was passed at this time. Was this issue important to him?
- The 16th Amendment states that "The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived..." What was his/her overall feeling towards this amendment? Should the government have this power? Why or why not?
- It was said that the government created the 16th Amendment to replace income lost through the reduced tariffs of the Underwood Act, which charged duties on some imported goods. Did he/she think this was a valid reason to charge income tax? Why or why not?
- What issues came under discussion during the passage of this amendment? Did people wonder what the money would be used for? What were his/her views?
- What was it like the first time he/she had to pay income taxes? What percentage of his/her income did he/she pay? Did it place a burden on his/her family? Did people complain about having to pay?