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Whiskey Rebellion

It started as a tax protest in the United States in 1791 during the presidency of George Washington. The newly formed federal government passed a “whiskey tax” which became law in 1791, and was intended to generate revenue for the war debt incurred during the Revolutionary War taxing all distilled spirits. […]

The Volstaed Prohibition Act

The Volstead Act was the nationwide ban on the manufacture, transport and sale of alcohol by the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution from 1920 to 1933. The Volstead Act was activated on January 17th 1920 and nationwide prohibition. The common name is National Prohibition Act which passed the Congress despite the veto of President Woodrow Wilson on October [...]