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The Whiskey Rebellion

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Hallie Hardwick

on 1 October 2012

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The Whiskey Rebellion By: Hallie Hardwick A small-scale revolution started by an excise tax on distilled whiskey. Alexander Hamilton proposed a tax on whiskey as a steady source of revenue. Treasurer Alexander Hamilton -Congress passed tax in 1791
-All citizens thought negatively towards being taxed
-Western Pennsylvania farmers grew hostile In 1794, Pennsylvania farmers protested Hamilton knew that the protest had to be stopped to prove government worth. Because the Republican Governor of Pennsylvania refused to suppress the angry farmers, Federalists thought the Whiskey Rebellion was a Republican Conspiracy to bring down the Federalist government. Washington sends in negotiators. When negotiators fail, President Gorge Washington sent a force of 15,000 militia troops into western Pennsylvania. Federal forces arrive to find all the rebels gone This fiasco proved that the government was effective, strong, and stable when it came to handling problems. The Federal and Republican parties use Whiskey Rebellion to try to tear each other down. President Washington and his troops marching into western Pennsylvania -Jefferson thought the Whiskey Rebellion was Hamilton's fault
-He thought it was Hamilton's excuse to create an army to intimidate Republicans. Resources: Divine, R. A., Divine, F., & et al, F. (2004). America past
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