Significance Of The Whiskey Rebellion

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10) The Whiskey Rebellion was significant because it showed that the government was willing and able to suppress oppositions with military force. The rebellion was a protest to Hamilton’s excise tax on spirits. The tax had cut demand for the corn whiskey the farmers distilled and bartered. Protestors waved banners that proclaimed the French revolution slogan “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity.” In response President Washington rallied a militia of 12,000 troops and dispersed the rebels.
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