What Role Did Sugar And Rum Play In The American Revolution

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England wanted to land in the Americas because they believed that it had the same type of climate as the Mediterranean. Rum played an important role in the American Revolution because it was the only alcohol that the settlers would have. People turned to whisky and left rum because of the importation and taxing that came with it whereas whisky could be made there. Sugar and rum became an important import because it was needed in order to produce other things such as Whisky. Whisky began to be taxed in attempt to increase the income of money. This angered many people into not wanting to pay. Native Americans believed that the spirits had supernatural powers that the drinkers could obtain by becoming fully intoxicated with the beverage.

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