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Excise Tax of 1791

  • 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 of 1791 was a controversial tax on distilled liquors instituted by the American government. British agents who had conducted customs raids under the authority of general warrants had stoked the fires of the American Revolution, so it is ...

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