The Sixteenth Amendment: Oppression To The United States

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The sixteenth amendment gives the Congress mandate to collect taxes on income from all citizens without apportionment among the different states and regardless of the state’s population. The amendment was passed in 1909 and ratified in1913. The amendment was proposed as a result of the need for correction of the flaw in the collection tax terms. The government obtained taxes from the existence of a population in a state. The system was found to be unfair, especially to the poor states as the system did not consider the people’s income. This was seen as oppression to the poor and a relief for the rich people. Therefore, the amendment hoped to clear the disparity between the poor and the rich by levying taxes based on the income earned by an
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