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The 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gave the federal government the right to levy an income tax. Congress passed the 16th Amendment on July 2, 1909, and it was ratified or approved on Feb. 3, 1913. More »

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According to FindLaw, the Fifth Amendment protects those on U.S. soil who are accused of a crime from being compelled to testify against themselves. This protection means that defendants cannot be required to testify at ... More »

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The 16th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is important because it establishes the right of Congress to levy income taxes. The amendment was ratified in February of 1913. More »

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The 16th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is important because it establishes the right of Congress to levy income taxes. The amendment was ratified in February of 1913. More »

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The 24th Amendment to the Constitution prohibited the use of a poll tax as a means of denying any citizen the right to vote in any election for president, vice president, senators or representatives. Some states were den... More »

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The Ninth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides a course of conduct to prohibit the federal government from infringing on rights of the U.S. citizen that are not specifically mentioned in the Constitution. Dissimil... More »

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