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What does the federal government do with your money? Take our taxes quiz.

It seems there’s no end of taxes – and of debate about what the federal government does with all the money it collects. Test your knowledge of America’s fiscal behavior!

7. The federal income tax has officially reached 100 years in operation. Which political party paved the way for its 1913 launch?

Democrats including Woodrow Wilson provided crucial support. But others including William Howard Taft and Theodore Roosevelt played prominent roles along the way. Conservatives in Washington supported a constitutional amendment to make the tax legal, thinking it would never be ratified by all the states.

Democrats including Woodrow Wilson provided crucial support. But others including William Howard Taft and Theodore Roosevelt played prominent roles along the way. Conservatives in Washington supported a constitutional amendment to make the tax legal, thinking it would never be ratified by all the states.

Democrats including Woodrow Wilson provided crucial support. But others including William Howard Taft and Theodore Roosevelt played prominent roles along the way. Conservatives in Washington supported a constitutional amendment to make the tax legal, thinking it would never be ratified by all the states.

Democrats including Woodrow Wilson provided crucial support. But others including William Howard Taft and Theodore Roosevelt played prominent roles along the way. Conservatives in Washington supported a constitutional amendment to make the tax legal, thinking it would never be ratified by all the states.

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Republican Party

 

Democratic Party

 

Progressive (Bull Moose) Party

 

All of the above.

 
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