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How many states ratified the 16th Amendment?

There were 48 states in the Union in 1913 — the year when the Sixteenth Amendment was finally ratified — which meant that the Amendment required ratification by the legislatures of 36 states to become effective.

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Similarly one may ask, what was the last state to ratify the 16th Amendment?

On this date, the states of Delaware, Wyoming, and New Mexico approved the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratifying it into law.

Also Know, what was the problem with the 16th Amendment? Tax protester Sixteenth Amendment arguments are assertions that the imposition of the U.S. federal income tax is illegal because the Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which reads "The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment

In this manner, why was the 16th Amendment ratified?

Passed by Congress on July 2, 1909, and ratified February 3, 1913, the 16th amendment established Congress's right to impose a Federal income tax. Congress repealed the income tax in 1872, but the concept did not disappear.

What happened to the federal budget after the 16th Amendment was ratified?

It replaced tariff duties and excise taxes as the main source of revenue for the U.S. government. Tax rates were reduced after the war. Today, more than 80 years after the ratification of the 16th Amendment, the income tax has changed dramatically. Unlike 1913, most Americans today must pay some federal income tax.

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