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Excise Tax of 1754 (Massachusetts)

  • By: John R. Vile
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment
  • Edited by: John R. Vile & David L. Hudson Jr.
  • Subject:American Political History, American Political Thought, Law & Courts

The excise tax adopted by the Massachusetts General Assembly in 1754 is considered one of the factors that led to the development of warrants specifying the person, place, or thing to be seized—a central component of what later became the Fourth ...

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