Results of the Whiskey Rebellion

Results of the Whiskey Rebellion

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The largest drunken party among American citizens between the Revolution and the Civil War

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The Whiskey Rebellion, sometimes referred to as Whiskey Insurrection, was a popular uprising that had its beginnings in 1791 and culminated in an insurrection in 1794 in the locality of Washington, Pennsylvania, in the Monongahela Valley. It was conducted by Appalachian settlers who resisted the excise tax on liquor and distilled drinks. This tax had been proposed by United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton, [1] passed by Congress, and signed into law by President Washington.

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