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The Tax and Spending Clause of the Constitution

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Why is 1936's Supreme Court case United States v. Butler significant?

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1. What does the taxing and spending clause do?

2. What did the Supreme Court determine in NFIB v. Sebelius?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out how much you know about the power to tax and spend with these study materials. Answer questions on key topics such as the importance of the U.S. v. Butler court case and what the taxing and spending clause does.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on these study points:

  • The course case NFIB v. Sebelius
  • A founding father's viewpoint on the taxing and spending clause
  • Accuracy of statements about a characteristic of the taxing and spending clause history

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the power to tax and spend
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the court cases of NFIB v. Sebelius and the United States v. Butler
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the purpose of the taxing and spending clause
  • Making connection - use understanding of the taxing and spending clause and how it's connected to one of the founding fathers

Additional Learning

Consider the lesson called The Tax and Spending Clause of the Constitution for more information on these topics:

  • The Articles of Confederation
  • Reason the power to tax and spend was placed into the Constitution
  • Specifics regarding what is stated in that clause
  • Differences of opinion about taxation from the founding fathers
  • Vetoes of U.S. presidents in the early 19th century regarding taxes
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