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May 26, 2017


Greetings! This week's TTB Newsletter includes a short history lesson on how whiskey helped fund the original American Government.

Alexander Hamilton and the Whiskey Tax

As the first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton acted to fund the new American Government, repay its debt, and assert its supremacy over the States. In doing so, he helped establish the strong Federal system we know today. Of course, a strong Government requires money to operate, and that comes from taxes. Hamilton's assignment as Secretary of the Treasury was to put the new Government on a secure financial footing.

To learn more about the role whiskey played in Hamilton's plan, read our special feature story: Alexander Hamilton and the Whiskey Tax.


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