Length: 25 min.
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Taxes in U.S. History
Taxes in U.S. History is designed to provide viewers with a sound introduction to taxation at an age when they are becoming responsible for paying taxes. As students apply their understanding of the economics of taxation, they will gain an appreciation for how past tax policies have shaped today’s.
1. The Whiskey Rebellion: First Test of the Federal Power to Tax — 1794 Explores the need for governments to raise revenues.
2. The Protective Tariff Issue — 1832 Looks at how tax policies can influence behavior in a variety of ways.
3. Fairness and the Income Tax — 1909 Examines the question “What is a fair income tax?”
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