CONVERSATIONS and COCKTAILS: WOMEN, WHISKEY AND TAXES
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The earliest advocates for granting women the right to vote sought first to ban alcohol. Unfortunately, the Federal government relied on whiskey taxes for revenue. Ultimately, the ratification of the 16th Amendment authorizing the federal income ta
Before they became the most famous pair of advocates in the U.S. women’s suffrage movement, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton were temperance activists. Advocating for the prohibition of alcohol in a world in which women lacked both political and property rights, they sought to curb other social ills: family poverty, unemployment, domestic violence, and violent crime. Through the early 20th Century, however, the U.S. relied heavily on excise taxes, including those on liquor, toView more
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