Outcome: Taxation

What you’ll learn to do: define progressive, proportional, and regressive taxes

“Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”—Benjamin Franklin, in a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy, 1789

In this section, you will take a closer look at the types of government taxes and examine why they are so certain in our lives.


The learning activities for this section include:

  • Reading: Financing Government
  • Reading: Types of Taxes
  • Reading: Taxation
  • Self Check: Taxation

Take time to review and reflect on each of these activities in order to improve your performance on the assessment for this section.