A man picks up federal tax Form 1040 at a post office in Palo Alto, Calif., last April. Some of the wealthiest people in the U.S. want to pay higher taxes to help reduce the deficit.
The Boston Tea Party of 1773, as depicted in an old engraving. Bostonians dressed as Indians dumped 342 chests of tea overboard from three British ships in protest against "taxation without representation." The famous Tea Party took place at Griffin's Wharf, where the ships were tied up. The site remained a landmark even after the waterfront was filled in, leaving the spot several hundred yards inland.
Richard Bradford used to walk and take photos in the mountains near his home in West Virginia. He says he can't do that anymore because his home is nearly surrounded by Massey Energy mountaintop removal projects.