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History of Income Tax

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The Boston Tea Party was an early event of protest by the American colonists over unfair taxes imposed by the _______.

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1. Which was the first major event that necessitated an income tax?

2. The _______ Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gives Congress the ability to impose and collect an income tax.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Evaluate your ability to understand the characteristics of income tax history. The quiz will test you on the President who made promises about no new taxes and taxes people have to pay in addition to federal income taxes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will evaluate you on:

  • The first war that sparked the need for an income tax
  • Taxes some people have to pay in addition to federal income taxes
  • The motivation behind the Boston Tea Party
  • The President who promised not to raise taxes
  • The amendment that gives the government the right to enact income taxes

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on income taxes
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the first war that sparked the need for an income tax
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about the amendment that gives the federal government the right to enact and collect income taxes

Additional Learning

To review information related to income taxes, read through the short lesson titled History of Income Tax. The lesson is designed to cover the following objectives:

  • Identify what income taxes are and their purpose
  • Recall the significance of the Boston Tea Party and the results of this event
  • Learn about the amendment that was passed on income taxes, when it was passed and details about the amendment
  • Understand recent income tax history
  • Know how a paycheck is broken down and how some states differ from others
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