Whiskey Rebellion Research Paper

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The Revolutionary War is debatably the most important event in our country’s history. The war for the separation of the two regions was very complex, covered multiple issues, too many people died, and cost an enormous amount of money. The Whiskey Rebellion was an important couple of years which tested the United States Leadership and the policies they created. The second and third order of effects of the Whiskey Rebellion are just as important as the events as these events would go on shape American politics and the way the citizens viewed their government. Illegal taxation without representation was one of the standing principals the American people went to war with Britain over, so when the newly founded government issues its first tax …show more content…
Hamilton considered him a close friend and ally within the Forks region and since he had a vested interest in the region and the government, John was appointed to the regional inspector and new enforcer of the excise tax. John Neville was one of the wealthiest men in the Forks and he owned a still of his own which meant he was one the few men who made whiskey who would benefit from the tax. Since his still was small his taxes were small, but his competitors produced a considerably higher yield and supplied a vast region, their taxes would end humbling their production to where John would be able to compete. He own a large mansion called Bower Hill which over time became a symbol of anger and oppression. John utilized the U.S. Marshals to aid in delivering court summons and collect taxes. Specifically a man named David Lenox delivered court documented to the rebels who refused to pay the excise tax. President Washington and Alexander Hamilton thought they could win this fight in the court system. They may have had a chance if they people who were called to court actually showed up. Due to resent violent out breaks and threats, Inspector Neville and Marshal Lenox went together to deliver one last summons to William Miller. Miller became angry with the summons and with the help of confusion and miscommunication, nearby workers heard of the disturbance. A large group of rebels came to his aid and anger and confusion lead to Neville and Lenox being able to escape. The group relocated to the Bower Hill, where Neville was hiding, and surrounded the house. Neville came out of his house when he noticed he was surrounded and in an attempt to disperse the crowd, he fired into them fatally shooting a man named Oliver Miller. The crowd responded with a barrage of gunfire and when Neville’s slaves open fire on the rebels, they retreated. In the following days the rebels, mainly

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