Table of Contents
One "Circumstances Most Unpropitious and Forbidding"
The Civil War Begins
Two "Chase Has No Money..."
The Union's Income Tax Is Enacted
Three "Every Man's Duty to Contribute"
The Agony of the South
Four "There Is No Tax More Equal"
The Union Saved, and America Transformed
Five "The Communism of Combined Wealth"
Politics and the Panic of 1893
Six "Fraught with Danger...to Each and Every Citizen"
Enacted by the People, Rejected by the Court
Seven "A Peculiar Obligation to the State"
Theodore Roosevelt Proposes an Income Tax
Eight "The Congress Shall Have Power..."
The Sixteenth Amendment Is Launched
Nine "It Will Lighten the Burdens of the Poor"
The Sixteenth Amendment Is Ratified
Ten "Here at Last Was Fruition..."
The Income Tax Is Enacted
Eleven "What Did We Do? What Did We Do?"
Woodrow Wilson Raises Revenue for an Impending War
Twelve "The Dawn of a Day of Righteousness"
The Income Tax, the Great War and the Counterreaction