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The Whiskey Rebellion was a protest against in the first tax imposed on a domestic product by the newly formed federal government. The so-called “whiskey tax” became law in 1791. The tax applied to all distilled spirits, but whiskey was by far the country’s most popular distilled beverage in the 18th century, so the excise became widely known as a “whiskey tax”. Farmers in the Cumberland area and other places along the western frontier were long accustomed to distilling their…
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