The Whiskey Rebellion Of 1794

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THE WHISKEY REBELLION OF 1794 The Whiskey Rebellion of 1794 brings about the death of the elite Federalist Government in favor of the democratic Republican Government, concerned with the needs of all of its citizens. United States of America suffered many growing pains when trying to balance its commitment to liberty with the need for order, but with the help of their greatest ally (France) and the people of the thirteen colonies of America they defeated the greatest empire in the world. A new U.S. federal government started operating in 1789 after the new constitution was made, the previous government under the Article of Confederation were too weak after the revolutionary war, the state did as they please, the congress were unable to impose tax, enforce foreign treaties, or draft troops. It was mainly a friendly government; thus the expression “the do-nothing congress”. Each state considered itself free and independent, and easterners and westerners were separated by geography as well as their own concerns. This new constitution was a brilliant one; it expressed how there is no true ruler power because the power ultimately lies in the people. This document was created in a Convention in Philadelphia, it became the foundation for the United States and is still the…

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