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Theme 2: Taxes in U.S. HistoryLesson 3: Income Tax Issues


Activity 1: History of the Federal Income Tax

The federal income tax has not always been a part of the American tax system. Find out how the federal income tax became a law by completing the activity below.

Match the dates from the timeline to the correct event in tax history by choosing from the drop-down menu. To assess your answers, click the Check My Answers button at the bottom of the page.


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