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Fries, John

(Encyclopedia) Fries, John, c.1750–1818, American rebel, b. Montgomery co., Pa. After serving in the American Revolution, Fries became a traveling auctioneer. Strongly opposed to the federal property…

taxation

(Encyclopedia) taxation, system used by governments to obtain money from people and organizations. The revenue collected is used by the government to support itself and to provide public services.…

extraterritoriality

(Encyclopedia) extraterritoriality or exterritoriality, privilege of immunity from local law enforcement enjoyed by certain aliens. Although physically present upon the territory of a foreign nation…

income tax

(Encyclopedia) income tax, assessment levied upon individual or corporate incomes. Although personal incomes were occasionally taxed in medieval Italian cities, the income tax is essentially a modern…

Maximilian I

(Encyclopedia) Maximilian I, 1459–1519, Holy Roman emperor and German king (1493–1519), son and successor of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick III. As emperor, he aspired to restore forceful imperial…

Itemized Deductions

Taxpayers may itemize deductions or take the standard deduction. The standard deduction amounts for 2014 are as follows: $6,200 for single persons, $9,100 for…

Myra C. Selby Biography

Myra C. Selbyattorney, former state supreme court justiceBorn: 7/1/1955Birthplace: Saginaw, Mich. Selby served as an associate justice on the Indiana Supreme Court from Jan. 1995 to Oct. 1999…

James Richard BUCKLEY, Congress, IL (1870-1945)

BUCKLEY James Richard , a Representative from Illinois; born in Chicago, Ill., November 18, 1870; attended the public and parochial schools and Christian Brothers' Commercial Academy; engaged in…

Marcia L. FUDGE, Congress, OH (1952)

FUDGE Marcia L. , a Representative from Ohio; born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, October 29, 1952; graduated from Shaker Heights High School, Shaker Heights, Ohio, 1971; B.S., Ohio State…

Native American Casinos

How gaming became a billion dollar industry for Native Americans. Sandia Resort and Casino, Albuquerque, New Mexico Photo Credit: Mario1952 Related Links American Indian Tribes…