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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 taxes ...

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. Aside from ...

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, t...

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 form of ...

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,…

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 leadershi...

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, 1971; B. S., Ohio State Univ…

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. 19…

Native American Casinos

How gaming became a billion dollar industry for Native Americans. by Jennie Wood Sandia Resort and Casino, Albuquerque, New Mexico Photo Credit: Mario1952 Related Li…