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How America’s First Domestic Tax Almost Ended the Nation

Just 15 years after the Declaration of Independence, a federal tax was the foment of the Whiskey Rebellion.

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  • Alexander Hamilton.

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  • President Washington overlooks troops on their way to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion.

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