The Evolution of Modern U.S. Society Research Paper

The Evolution of Modern U.S. Society
A review of the events and individuals in the twentieth century that contributed to the evolution of modern American society.
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This paper explores the evolution of modern U.S. society throughout the twentieth century and focuses on the impact of the Sixteenth Amendment, the Eighteenth Amendment, Jim Crow laws, the "Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education" case, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Manhattan Project and the Marshall Plan. The paper details the significance of these events in the evolution of the American society.

From the Paper:

"The Sixteenth Amendment was established on February 3, 1913. The income tax levied by the Sixteenth Amendment did not need to be based on the results of the Census or apportioned by the states. . There were 36 states that ratified this amendment before it was passed into law. The text of the Sixteenth Amendment reads, "The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration." (American Solutions Inc.) The court decision in the case of 1895 in Pollock v. Farmers' Loan & Trust Co. resulted in the Sixteenth Amendment. The Sixteenth Amendment allowed Congress to tax incomes in the same manner throughout the United States. (American Solutions Inc.)
"The Eighteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution was established on January 16, 1919. (American Solutions Inc.) It went into effect the following year. On January 17, 1920 it began being carried out. (American Solutions Inc.)This amendment prohibited alcohol in the United States. The production of alcohol was made illegal. Transportation of alcohol was also made illegal. It was also illegal to sale alcohol. (American Solutions Inc.) Nevertheless, private possession and consumption were still legal."

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