SAT Subject US History Practice Question 591: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 591

32. The Sixteenth Amendment, passed in 1913, did which of the following?

A. Made the sale of alcoholic beverages illegal
B. Gave women the right to vote
C. Allowed for direct election of U.S. senators
D. Enabled Congress to levy taxes on income
E. Raised the voting age to 21

Correct Answer: D

Explanation:

Progressives believed that a graduated income tax based on the amount of money a person earned was a fair means of funding necessary government programs and services.

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