School Civics; An Outline Study Of The Origin And Development Of Government And The Development Of Political Institutions In The United States by Frank David BoyntonSchool Civics; An Outline Study Of The Origin And Development Of Government And The Development Of Political Institutions In The United States by Frank David Boynton

School Civics; An Outline Study Of The Origin And Development Of Government And The Development Of…

byFrank David Boynton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919. Excerpt: ... The Panama Canal (above) And Federal Government Meat Inspection (below) Our federal government, in constructing this canal, shortened the great trade routes of the world by thousands of miles; and by its pure-food laws and food inspection it undertakes to guard the health of those who consume our products is forbidden by the Constitution to tax articles exported from any state, duties in the United States are always import duties. They are of two kinds--specific and ad valorem. Specific duties are fixed amounts of taxation laid upon the unit of measurement of the article taxed; that is, the duty is chargeable by quantity, weight, or number. An ad valorem duty is one levied at a certain rate per cent on the value of the commodity taxed; that is, the duty is chargeable according to the value of the article. Sometimes both a specific and an ad valorem duty are levied upon the same article. The Tariff. In order that duties may be imposed as it desires, the government sees to it that a list of goods, with the duties to be paid on them, is made out and placed in the hands of the proper officials. Such a list is called a tariff or a tariff schedule. The term "tariff" is applied also to the duties imposed according to such a list, that is, to the resulting revenue, as well as to a law regulating import duties. Tariff questions have played a very important part in the history of the United States, becoming at times the main point at issue between the two great political parties. Such questions arise out of differences of opinion as to what should be the purpose of government in imposing duties. When a duty is laid upon an imported article, the importer simply increases the price of it sufficiently to indemnify himself for the amount paid to the government.1 Thus t...
Title:School Civics; An Outline Study Of The Origin And Development Of Government And The Development Of…Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217044468

ISBN - 13:9780217044462

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