The Power to Tax

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Article 1 Section2 Clause 3

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In the Constitution the states granted to the government of the united States the authority lay and collect taxes. As stated in Article I section 2 it states that taxes and representation is to be determined by the population of the state. In other words the government only had the authority to tax the states and not the people directly.