The Harrison Narcotic Act was proposed to Congress by Dr. Hamilton Wright. This particular Act was not made to criminalize the use of any drug. However, it was considered a tax law because there was a tax imposed on individuals that made or sold narcotics. Suppliers had the responsibility of registering with the Bureau of International Revenue once a year along with paying a one-dollar fee. Since medical professionals prescribed narcotics, they also had to register and pay the fee annually or they would be punished.
16th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution (1913-1919): The 16th amendment was made as a law saying that the government can tax Americans in order to build things that people use such as streets, and schools. They made it that whatever you make as income you must pay a certain percent of what you make to the government as taxes. 17th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution (1913-1919): The 17th amendment of the constitution was used to form the senate with only two senators per state, for six years, and one vote per senator. This was created so no state or senator would have an advantage of the others. This is progressive by showing the fairness of voting within the government between members.
It also had the power to tax unlike the article and the executives where chosen by electors and electors chosen by the state legislator. The Constitution was one of the most political campaigns in Americas History. “Relating to social elements The Constitution Section nine states The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year one thousand eight hundred and eight, but a tax or duty may be imposed on such Importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each Person”(Doc J). This was made between the slaveholders and people who did not own them. Congress did not stop the importing slaves until 1808 but they did vote to band the import of any more slaves from outside the Unites States.
Although the Articles of Confederation protected the power of states, it severely limited the power of the federal government. For example, the Articles of Confederation prevented the federal government from regulating imports and exports. This allowed states to disproportionately levy taxes on each other. To rectify this issue, the Constitution granted the federal government the power to regulate interstate commerce. Also, the Articles of Confederation prevented the government from raising a standing army, which allowed for events of instability, such as Shay’s Rebellion to form.
The general public is okay that some criminals go free if it means police will not violate the 4th amendment. The exclusionary rule states that any evidence obtained illegally shall not be used in the court of law. It also states any evidence found because of the piece of illegal evidence is invalid. The exclusionary rule was first introduced in federal courts with the case Weeks V USA 1919. The rule did not apply to the states until 1961 in Maps V Ohio when they stated it was arrogant to have a rule that only applies to federal courts.
The Articles of Confederation went into effect 1781 and was an easy way for Congress to borrow money, settle disputes, enter into treaties, establish armed forces, regulate coinage, etc. The Articles of Confederation, however, did come with flaws. Congress could not regulate commerce and directly tax the people. Congress could not compel states to pay their share of government costs and lacked power to enforce its laws. Congress could not enforce foreign treaties with the states and states entered into treaties independent of Congress.
After this act was passed, the government was locking down on products that were exposed to the public, preventing producers from contaminating our products, but contamination was not the only problem the government faced. In 1910, the American government seized a fairly large quantity of a product called Johnson’s Mild Combination Treatment for Cancer, this case brought up one major issue of the act. The medication that the government took was not polluted with any poisonous chemicals, but the producers labeled the product with false advertisement. The medication label stated that it was a suppresser of cancer progression, which it was not. The Supreme Court ruled against them “finding that the product 's false claims of effectiveness were not within the scope of the Pure Food and Drugs Act, Congress enacted the Shirley Amendment in 1912 to overcome the ruling in U.S. v. Johnson” (FDA Consumer Magazine, 2009).
Martin Luther King Jr. is a great example of Civil Disobedience because of his movement and how he made social progress with their civil rights. His Civil Right movement used nonviolent civil disobedience techniques to get their civil rights just as other whites already had. In this example the disobedience lead to social progress and allowed them to be seen as equal to the government with no laws against colored, religions, or races. Probably the most well known acts of civil disobedience would be the Boston Tea Party on December 16, 1773. This political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston disguised themselves as Native Americans and destroyed an entire shipment of tea sent by East India Company.
The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and Alien Contract Labor laws of 1885 and 1887 did not allow laborers immigrates in to the United States. The general Immigration Act of 1882 impost a head. These immigration laws created the need for new FBI. The Chinese Exclusion Act was approved on May 6, 1882. It was the first law not allowing immigration into the United States.
Under France's direct rule, public works projects were pursued, but did not benefit the Vietnamese or Vietnam's economy. These projects were financed by exorbitantly high taxes on nearly every activity that the Vietnamese were involved in, which the Vietnamese people did not vote on. In the Pleasant Condition called "No Unequal Taxes or Forced Labor," Chau insists that in a modern, independent Vietnam that "taxes on this or that commodity have to be agreed upon by our people, and the proceeds must be spent on useful enterprises for the public good. The government can only start implementing its tax policies after the people have given their consent." The concept of fair taxes advances the cause of modern Vietnamese nationalism because in a Vietnamese democracy, taxes would be spent on projects and initiatives that would directly benefit the people, such as infrastructure and education.
Without congressional permission, any government official can’t accept a noble nor office title, or gift, from another country/government. This is set to prevent foreign corruption over the U.S. government. Section 10: States’ Limits Clause 1 This section limits the power of states and what they can do. They can’t enter into a treaty, alliance, or Confederation with a foreign country, hire pirates (“Letter of Marque”), print money, release credit bills, produce nothing but gold and silver coins, pass bills of attainder or ex post facto laws, pass laws that impairs the duties of contracts, and grant nobility titles. All of this ensures that individual states maintain their independence and responsibilities.
They use to treat parliament and queen of England with full respect. Things begin to change around 1760s, when British parliament passed series of laws without the consultation of American people. The one such law in this series was Stamp act. The Stamp act was passed in 1765. Americans found this tax to be unconstitutional and disturbing because they believed that no freeman could be forced to pay the tax without his permission.
First of all, one civil liberty that was exempt from the colonists reaches was taxation without representation. After the French and Indian War the British were had a gargantuan debt! In order to pay off such a huge debt they imposed new taxes and enforced old ones. Great Britain thought that it was allowed to pass laws like these, because Britain had protected the colonists therefore the colonists have to give obedience. Laws like the Stamp Act, Sugar Act, Tea Act, and along with the British being oblivious to colonists’ pleas to change the harsh laws (Document 2) allowed
There also was no power to tax or regulate commerce. In article one section eight this was addressed by changing it so that congress has the power to set and collect taxes while regulating commerce among the states and along with foreign nations. Article one also addressed the issue of no power to control
The situation shows how money is not only a key issue at the time, but to the point where it is not noticeable on how poor they really are. Miss Moore knows that Sylvia and the others face a disadvantage economically and try to throw a hint towards them about the issue, but no one seems to care. Everything that they have financially does not bother them, but to prove a point this shows how unfair the country was at the time. It was not possible to achieve success and live the dream when it is not even noticeable to