US Civil War

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Why were poll taxes created

Mainly as a way of preventing poor people- especially newly freed blacks in the South after the Civil War- from voting. If you're poor and have little/no money, you're not going to want to spend that money to pay a special tax just to be able to vote.

What is a graduated income tax

Like the one i the US where there are brackets of percentages of tax, that get larger as the income gets larger. A low earner pay a low percent, a higher earner a higher percent.

What sparked the beginning of the Civil War

Southern states seceded from the Union

Which state was the first to offer a plan for how to structure the new government


What does it mean that Congress does not have the right to deny the writ of habeas corpus

(Congress cannot suspend a person's right to see a judge unless it is an emergency situation.)

What was the first income tax that was passed in 1862 created to fund

The revenue act, which funded the Civil war.

(the Civil War)

What is the leader of the executive branch known as in England

Prime minister

Who are Freedman

Freedmen are former slaves.

Who would elect members of the upper house in the bicameral legislation under the Virginia plan

the members of the lower house

What is one way the executive branch checks the power of the judicial branch

The president has the power to appoint judges.


Which of the following is not a use of the federal income tax

presidential election campaigns

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