Yesterday day was Tax Day. I owed money, but I’m not complaining. It means I’ve not been giving the government an interest free loan. In honor of the occasion, I thought I’d share an infographic from BillShrink.
Don’t hold against them that they messed up on the date for the Constitution. The Declaration of Independence was 1776. The Articles of Confederation, which governed us until the Constitution, were ratified in 1781, and the Constitution wasn’t ratified until 1788. The Constitutional Convention opened in May 1787, with a final draft going to Congress in September 1787. It didn’t go into effect until 1789.