Alexander Hamilton Quotes

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I think the first duty of society is justice.

Alexander Hamilton

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The bill eventually passed in an overwhelmingly fashion 39 to 20 on the 8th of February 1791. Hamilton transmitted a letter arguing that Congress already had the power to tax since it had the power to fix the sums due from the several states; but Virginia's rescission of its own ratification ended the Rhode Island negotiations. Strong opposition to the whiskey tax by cottage producers in remote rural regions erupted into the Whiskey Rebellion in 1794; in Western Pennsylvania and western Virginia whiskey was the basic export product and was fundamental to the local economy.