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The Whiskey Rebellion was the first test of federal authority in the United States. An excise tax on distilled liquors instituted by Congress in 1791 set the rebellion of 1794 in motion. Read more.

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Business Reference Services is the starting point for conducting research at the Library of Congress in the subject areas of business and economics. Here, reference specialists in specific subject areas of business assist patrons in formulating search strategies and gaining access to the information and materials contained in the Library's rich collections of business and economics materials.
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