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July 20, 1789

October 16, 2015 - 08:10 -- astrickhouser
Text: 

3rd Act of the First Congress of the United States establishes a system of tariffs on the tonnage of ships.

Dates: 
Sunday, July 19, 1789 - 19:00
Media Image: 
"Arch Street Landing" in Philadelphia. Engraving by W. Birch, dated 1800.
Caption Text: 
"Arch Street Landing" in Philadelphia. Engraving by W. Birch, dated 1800. In the early years of the nation, the port of Philadelphia was the largest in the nation.