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Before the modern personal income tax in 1913, Uncle Sam relied mainly on customs duties and liquor taxation. [...] while the du Ponts and their peers failed to win lower income-tax rates for themselves as a consequence of Prohibition's repeal, the great majority of Americans who paid federal income taxes (including large numbers of politically potent unionized workers) had their income-tax burdens eased.
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