The Conestoga Massacre: The Whiskey Rebellion

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Settlers in the back country in the eighteenth-century, restored to armed insurrection to affect change in the political, social, and economic realms of their colonies and states.
The Paxton Boys were frontiersmen of Scots-Irish origin who hated their vulnerability to attack. The Paxton Boys were from Paxton, Pennsylvania. The Paxton Boys were formed to reciprocate against American Indans and the Pontiac Rebellion after the French and Indian War. The Paxton Boys invaded and killed many of the Conestoga Indians, also known as Susquehannock. The invasion the Paxton Boys took place in was called the Conestoga Massacre. After the Paxton Boys made the attacks on the Conestoga Indians, about 250 of the Paxton Boys marched to Philadelphia to present their adversities and injustice to the legislature.
The Regulator Movement took place in the 1760’s. A group from South Carolina and another group from North Carolina, pursued to make a change in the government in the 1760’s. The Regulator Movement was organized by back country settlers. The two groups tried to reestablish law and order and establish institutions of local government. Settlers believed that
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The Whiskey Rebellion was a tax protest in the United States about a tax put on whiskey that was initiated by Hamilton. The “whiskey tax” was the first tax forced upon a domestic product by the federal government. The whiskey tax is what caused the Whiskey Rebellion. At first, Hamilton recommended using military force to stop the protesters, but Washington did not agree with Hamilton. Washington did not want any violence, but when peacefully talking did not work, he reverted to Hamilton’s methods. Hamilton and Henry Lee led 13,000 troops into western Pennsylvania. When the troops arrived the rebellion dispersed and departed the scene immediately. The whiskey tax was then repealed in the early 1800’s during the administration of

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