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The platform of the Populist, or People's, Party explicitly endorsed a progressive, federal income tax as a way "restore the government" to the hands of the "plain people" with whom it had originated. The People's Party performed surprisingly well…

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Approved by both houses of Congress in 1908, the 16th Amendment moved quickly through the states. The amendment empowered Congress to "lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States,…

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This 1936 poster, produced by the new Social Security Administration (SSA) and distributed with the help of labor unions, aimed to familiarize the American people with the benefits due to them under the Old Age Insurance program created by the…

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This chart shows the increasing significance of Social Security taxes in the contemporary United States. Although Social Security taxes are often described as "contributions," the program is funded by a dedicated payroll tax. The significance of…

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This poster, distributed by the Office for Emergency Management and the War Production Board, enjoined every American to pay his or her taxes and to buy war bonds in order to "beat the Axis." The use of such propaganda capitalized on what historian…

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The Spirit of ’43 is a animated short produced by the Walt Disney Company in 1943. The film was commissioned by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to build popular support for the new “mass income tax” created by the Revenue Act of 1943. The…

“I Paid My Income Tax Today” is a popular song, written by Irving Berlin, and performed by a number of popular artists including Danny Kaye, Gene Autry and the Dick Robertson Orchestra. The song, written in 1942, was commissioned by the U.S.…

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This news article gives background about these students and tells of their admittance to the university.

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The seminar focused on understanding some of the forces that have caused changes in racial attitudes across the nation. The first meeting met at Leyburn Library to discuss the Kerner Commission Report and was open to all Washington and Lee and Sweet…

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This picture shows the law class.
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