The Sixteenth Amendment to the US Constitution: Income Tax
The Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was a pivotal development in the nation’s taxation system. It granted Congress the power to levy and collect income taxes without apportionment among the states or regard for any census.
In summary, the Sixteenth Amendment, ratified in 1913, granted the US Congress the power to levy and collect income taxes, providing a stable and flexible revenue source. The amendment responded to a Supreme Court ruling that found direct taxes on income from property unconstitutional. Although not directly influencing pop culture, the Sixteenth Amendment has significantly impacted American society, politics, and government spending.