A History Of Revolution In U.S. Taxation

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As Benjamin Franklin once said, “Nothing is certain except death and taxes.”

While this quote was penned in 1789, Visual Capitalist’s Jenna Ross notes that his words still ring true today. U.S. taxation has changed over time, but it has always existed in some shape or form for over 250 years.

U.S. Taxation: 1765 to Today

In today’s infographic from New York Life Investments, we explore the history of U.S. taxation – from its colonial roots to its recent reform.

The modern American tax code has little resemblance to its early iterations.

Over the last few centuries, Americans have battled against British taxation,

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