Constitution Hall Pass: Dollars and Sense: Tax Day
Web Event: Constitution Hall Pass: Dollars and Sense: Tax Day
Available online beginning Monday, April 16, 2012
Live chat with National Constitution Center staff Monday, April 16 and Tuesday, April 17, 2012 from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST
Constitution Hall Pass is back – just in time for Income Tax Day! Join the National Constitution Center as we explore what the Constitution says about how the American government manages its money.
Students and teachers will learn why it was so important for our young nation to raise some cash quickly, and how Alexander Hamilton came up with a plan to create a national bank, despite a debate over whether the Constitution gave the government the power to do so.
Viewers also will find out when, how, and why the Constitution was amended to allow the federal government to impose an income tax, and learn where those tax dollars go today.