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- This article is missing one huge part of the puzzle about the history of the income tax.
The temperance movement was a major force behind the 16th Amendment. One of the arguments against banning alcohol was the fact it was one of the main sources of tax revenue for the U.S. If they banned alcohol the government would need new revenue streams.
Such was the power of the progressive temperance movement they were able to pass the 16th Amendment to make room for the 18th Amendment.
When the 18th Amendment was later repealed Pierre S. du Pont lamented that he wished they would have repealed the 16th Amendment first. The cash starved U.S. government would never let go of the income tax.
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