Mr. McCormack B IG I DEA W ORKSHEET American Government S TUDY G UIDE C HAPTER S IXTEEN – T HE P RESIDENCY IN A CTION Section One: Taxes (p 446-452) Congress must exercise the taxing power in accord with the __________. (p 446) Taxes must be used for __________ purposes only. (p 447) Congress cannot tax __________. (p 447) __________ taxes must be equally apportioned among the states. Many would argue that this is grossly unfair, since __________ is not evenly distributed among the states. (p 447) The __________ is a direct tax that may be laid without regard to population due to the __________ Amendment. An amendment was necessary because the Supreme Court previously ruled it unconstitutional in __________ v. ___________. (p 448) All __________, __________, and __________ shall be uniform throughout the United States. (p 448) The federal government cannot tax the __________ (recall the case of __________ v. __________). However, it can and does tax those activities that are of a __________ character. (p 448) Please describe the current federal taxes, providing examples where appropriate. (p 449-451) Current Federal Taxes Description Income Tax Individual Income Tax Corporate Income Tax Social Insurance Taxes
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