Hamilton's Rebellion And The Whiskey Rebellion

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Hamilton introduced the first exercise of taxes to be placed on the manufacture, sale or consumption of certain commodities. The so called whiskey tax was taxes that had to be paid on the grain as it was delivered to the distillery. Thus not going over very well with farmers, in the summer of 1794 in Western Pennsylvania they marched in protest of the tax. The Federal Government used the Whiskey Rebellion as an example to prove that they could keep law and order. Washington and his troops set out to Pittsburg to deal with the rebellion. In his quest he was able to show them that the Revolution was not about taxes and how they were not going to pay for it, but how it was about the law, who made the law and how the laws are legitimate. They
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