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    The Whisky Rebellion In 1791, under President George Washington, there was a vigorous debate within the House of Representatives to approve legislation to enact an excise tax on whiskey. They choose to pass this law 35-211 because of Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton, who was the secretary of the treasury at the time, was faced with the task of paying off the U.S. debt after the revolution. Hamilton was an avid believer in a strong central government which requires a lot of funding. He realized there

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    1791 farmers tarred a tax collector and threatened to burn down houses.The Whiskey rebellion is what Alexander Hamilton called these events, it was farmers mostly in Pennsylvania rebelling against a whiskey tax. It was 1791, farmers rebelled against a whiskey tax, which later Washington led his army to stop, allowing him to empower his newly formed government. Shortly after Alexander Hamilton created the tax on whiskey which was used to pay off the Revolutionary war debt, some farmers started

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    By late 1791, President Washington and his administration had created districts, and assigned revenue collectors, and inspectors. All that needed to happen now was to start collecting the whiskey revenue. This, however, is when the problems started. The Whiskey Excise Tax hit rural farmers especially hard, and they started crying foul almost immediately after passage. It was criticized for being an “unreasonable economic hardship and as an ominous intrusion by central authorities

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    eliminated and the US Constitution was established. The Constitution allowed Congress to levy their first tax on domestic goods, which was on distilled beverages. This tax proved to be the ultimate test for the growing America, and would begin the Whiskey Rebellion. In 1791, the United States Congress had just passed a new tax on alcohol, with a vote of 35-21, in hopes of paying

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    Book Review By Xxxxx X. Xxxxxx HIS 1111 The Whiskey Rebellion: Frontier Epilogue to the American Revolution. By Thomas P. Slaughter. (New York: Oxford University Press, l986, 291 pp.) In October of 1794, in response to a popular uprising against the federal government, President Washington sent an army of nearly 13,000 men across the Allegheny Mountains into the frontier regions of Western Pennsylvania. This event marked the greatest internal crisis of Washington's administration and was

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    that a tax on whiskey would be able to provide the revenue needed to repay the debts. However, the tax on whiskey was met with heavy resistance. To Hamilton, the tax was only “a few dollars a year for the average small distillery” but for the Frontiersmen it was an attack on their way of life. The resistance to the tax, the

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    BADERO 1 OLAMIDE BADERO PROF. PATKE HISTORY 1301 N0VEMBER, 10 2016 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

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    about the Whiskey Rebellion in 1794 was a proclamation which is an official announcement dealing with a subject of great importance. The Whiskey Rebellion Proclamation was written by the President of the United States at the time which was George Washington. This proclamation was intended for the people of the United states to respond to the protest of the whiskey tax that had been put in place. The Whiskey Rebellion started off as the people of the united states getting mad that whiskey had been

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    The end of the Revolution was not the end of political turmoil in the United States. In the years following the Revolution, political parties were forming and disbanding which then led to rebellions starting. The future of what the country looked like was seen differently by each political faction. All of the conflicting views of American politics began to manifest into governmental affairs because of the imposed tax on distilled spirits made by the federal government to pay off the nation’s debts

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    In 1791, under the advisement of Alexander Hamilton, congress passed the whiskey tax. This tax, put a twenty-five percent tax on whiskey. Hamilton created this tax in hopes of the federal government gaining more money to help pay of the nation’s debt. However, in doing so, this angered many people, especially farmers in western Pennsylvania, because they distilled the extra grain they had to make whiskey and sell it to make extra income. These small operations in western Pennsylvania rebelled by

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