Dollars and Sense: Tax Day

Lesson Duration

From the National Constitution Center


Learn how the Constitution was amended to allow the federal government to impose an income tax, and learn where those tax dollars go today.

A 22 minute video is supported with student lessons and links to other classroom resources.


Federal Income Tax, 16th Amendment, Federal Budget, Constitutional Amendment, Bank of the United States, Taxes


The National Constitution Center is the first and only institution in America established by Congress to “disseminate information about the United States Constitution on a non-partisan basis in order to increase the awareness and understanding of the Constitution among the American people.” The Constitution Center brings the United States Constitution to life by hosting interactive exhibitions and constitutional conversations and inspires active citizenship by celebrating the American constitutional tradition.