Those are two words that no one likes to hear…TAX DAY! Yes, every year on April 15, Americans line up at the post office by the millions to reluctantly file their tax returns. It would be interesting to know how many of them know when the personal federal income tax was instituted in the United States. Students of Beacon Academy of Nevada, Nevada’s Premier Online High School, know the answer to that question through their free and accredited online high school classes and virtual interactive live sessions with instructors. Beacon Academy strives to teach our student those things that will make them informed and concerned citizens of this great democracy of ours. This education will put them on the road to earning their free online accredited high school diploma.
Well, do you know the answer to the question? Most people will say that it started with the enactment of the 16th Amendment to the Constitution in 1913 under President Woodrow Wilson. However, this is only a partially correct answer.
Students at Beacon Academy learn this in their free accredited online high school courses in government and US History. So, what is the rest of the answer? The first time there was a federal income tax was in 1862 to support the Union’s efforts in the War Between the States. This tax was eliminated in 1872 and the reinstated in 1894. However, the Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional in 1895 in the case of Pollock v. Farmers’ Loan & Trust Company.
Are you ready to receive your courses in a format that allows you the freedom and flexibility to obtain your free online high school diploma while learning incredible and important thing in our state of the art curriculum? If you are, then you have come to the right place; Beacon Academy! Give us a look; we are now accepting applications for the Fall 2013 semester. Don’t wait until late August, there may not be any more room!
One last but very important thing about attending Beacon Academy: Since we are a statewide virtual online high school, you can live in Clark County, Nye County, Lincoln County, Esmeralda County or Mineral County and be part of the Beacon Academy family and earn your high school education.
If you would like more information about Beacon Academy of Nevada, here are some helpful links you might want to review:
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