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Unformatted text preview: 8/19 Articles of Confederation weaknesses ● Can’t tax ● Can’t regulate commerce ● No centralized authority ● Madison wanted power in a centralized government and power to tax in order to resolve problems between states (but with limitations and conditions) South: land (not populous) North: more people (lots of capital) ● Can’t tax land because it would hit the South harder and doesn’t represent population 16 th Amendment (1913) ● Congress r power to tax income ● Overrides article I section 9 (not proportionate to population) ● Fundamentally alter relationship between the government and citizens ● Notion of taxation changed Article 5: Ramification Process ● Amendments ● Require balanced budget r proposal 2/3 vote of House and Senate; ¾ approval by states ● >10,000 proposals for amendments; only 27 passed ● State constitution- primary repository of rights Congress shall make no law…...
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- Fall '08
- The Federalist Papers, Can’t tax