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The Rise of Gin Began

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The rise of Gin began right after 1688, which was characterized by the glorious Revolution. Gin would soon out run the sale of beer and become the most popular alcohol drink around. The Government at first allowed the people who paid a certain taxes to participate with the distilling trade of Gin but when the Gin act of 1751, which prohibited Gin distillers from selling to unlicensed merchants, put a hold on who could participate in this activity. This era was characterized into citizens who supported the sale of gin; which provided many people with jobs and brought in more income. On the other side there were the citizens against the sale of gin because it made people unfit to do their jobs , and the gin act if 1715 only assess a few of the issues mentioned in the debate.

The sale of Gin provided more jobs for people which helped simulate the economy.(doc.2) written by Daniel Defoe who states that England is producing more grain then necessary. And since Gin is made of grain and the distilling of Gin help get rid of excess grain. With a moderate price of grain and in times of need it becomes the most essential things that stimulate interest. This is saying that the distillation of Gin is necessary to help get rid of excess grain. This in turns needs people to work to make the gin from grain and to sell it and make a profit. This Document could be seen as reliable because Daniel Defoe was an author and most authors right about facts, he is also a social commentator, who analyzes social structures which are seen as flawed and tries to find a reasonable solution to help the problem, and here he is offering a simple solution to help get rid of an excess product of grain. (doc.4) By William Poultney, a landowner and local gin producer, who says that the Gin act has been going on for about a 100 years and has been supported by parliament, and that a majority of the majesty's subjects have entered this business. But no one could have been able to image how harmful gin could be to the health and welfare of the people. Gin brings in a lot of profits, more than an inn, alehouse or coffeehouse. The selling of Gin helps sustain families who owe most of their support to the selling of Gin; who deserve the care and consideration of the British House of Commons. Therefore the author of this speech could not stop such business to which most citizens owe most of their support to. This is saying that the selling of gin has been supported by parliament and that the majesty's subjects have started entering this business; which brings in a lot more money than any other business .Offering jobs to families, which not only help the families but help stimulate the economy, so therefore theses families owe most of their support to the selling of Gin. And these families who work to sell Gin should be offered the care and consideration of the British House of Commons. Also, that such a business that gives so many people jobs should not be put out of business, even though the harmful effects of Gin have started to become known. These documents could be seen a biased because the selling of gin brings Poultney money and since he is a local Gin seller the distillation of Gin is benefiting him. This document addresses the Gin act of 1751 to a small/low degree by that the author states that he recognizes that Gin has been harmful to the health and welfare to the people, but does not necessarily follow the Gin act because the Gin act wants to put a hold on selling Gin, but Poultney wants to keep selling it. The sale of Gin brings in money for many people, especially tradesman and distillers. (doc.5) a letter from John Moore, an important distiller, states that with the new Gin Act and its high license fees, strike at the ability to make money and at the property rights and serves as an introduction of excess taxes at the nest parliament meeting. This states that the new Gin Act is costing Distillers to much money produce Gin or buy and sell it. And with these new excess taxes that could come up in the new parliament meeting could lower the sell and or buying of Gin. This is why Moore, an important distiller, is for the selling of gin because it brings him money and helps him sustain his way of living therefore this document could be considered biased. (doc.6) a speech by a member of parliament, stating that with the new proposed Gin act, the 70,000 pounds gained from the his share of taxes on Gin will be lost . Because the New Gin act would raise taxes so high that nobody will pay them, thus his majesty will lose money. This is saying that this Member of Parliament is against the Gin act, because it will end up raising taxes so high that

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