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Constitution Hall Pass: Dollars & Sense

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How does the American government manage its money? This episode explores the historical context of banking in America and covers how Alexander Hamilton came up with a plan to create a national bank. Students also learn when, how, and why the Constitution was amended to allow the federal government to impose an income tax. Part of the "Constitution Hall Pass" series.

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Runtime: 22 minutes 8 seconds

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Grade Level: 9 - 10
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Episode 4
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Episode 5
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Episode 6
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