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    The great nation of the United States of America has been shaped by rebellions and revolutions since it was first colonized in the late 17th century. It is the brave men and women who speak up for liberty that keep the American spirit and constitutional freedom alive. Although it was rebellion and a revolution that broke America free from its mother country, they are the principles she was founded upon that spark rebellion and revolution against herself. One such principle is that the government’s authority is derived from the people and their consent to be governed. However, the extent to which that consent was given wasn’t made clear. It remained a question of whether America’s sovereignty lied in the people or in the elected government (Fritz…

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    An event in which occurred in early American history is the Whiskey Rebellion. This event took place in Western Pennsylvania and started in 1791. Alexander Hamilton, who was George Washington’s Secretary of the Treasury, had an idea to impose or to put taxes on all whiskey products produced and sold in the U.S.A. Congress in 1791 established excise tax. This way, the U.S can pay of the enormous debt they are facing because of the Revolutionary War that occurred prior to this event. With nearly…

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    Washington, made a proclamation that addressed the protest against the Whiskey Tax. This proclamation not only addressed the farmers in the western counties of Pennsylvania who were protesting the excise tax on whiskey, but also rallied Washington’s supporters to ally with him in hope of aiding his army to stop those who were rebelling. The Whiskey Rebellion was first proposed by Alexander Hamilton with hopes of helping the nation recover from its debt resulting from the Revolutionary War. Due…

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    Whiskey rebellion also known as “Whiskey Insurrection” happened in the western Pennsylvania in the 1790s, during the presidency of George Washington. This was one of the huge conflicts that United States had to face after American Revolution. George Washington and many more people from federal government thought that the Whiskey Rebellion was the single most significant event in the history of the United States in the 1790s. This event caused many problems and issues for the people and…

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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…

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    The 1793 Whiskey Rebellion was an uprising of southwestern Pennsylvania distillers who were incensed by Hamilton’s excise of the exportation of whiskey two years earlier. Duties levied on alcohol considerably strained the commerce of backwoods communities where it represented the region’s major trade good, causing an outbreak of tarring-and-feathering revenue officers who attempted to collect the tax. Much like Shays’ Rebellion, Washington reacted with excessive force in response to a tiny…

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    economical, and social changes through various rebellions in the 18th century. One of the four rebellions during this time was the March of the Paxton Boys. Many Pennsylvanian men had become outraged with the government because it was paying for the protection of Native Americans. During this “march”, 20 Conestoga Indians by 57 drunkard Pennsylvanians. Politically to hear out the rebellious men, Benjamin Franklin had marched with these men to Germantown to speak out their main grievances.…

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    Settlers in the American backcountry often protested to express the grievances with the Federal Government and the regulations and policies they set in place. Taxes of goods and crops were the root for the Whiskey and Shay Rebellions. The Shay Rebellion raised awareness for the need of s a stronger central government. Referring to the Shay Rebellion, historian Leonard L. Richards quotes, "fundamentally altering the course of U.S. history." Farmers in Massachusetts in 1786 were fed up with the…

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    However, by the time the militia arrived at Pittsburg, the insurgents had already dispersed and most could not be found. Nonetheless, a few who were captured by the militia were charged with treason. However, a scarcity of evidence and the inability of the prosecution team to find witnesses hampered the trials. However, two men, Philip Weigel and John Mitchell were found guilty of treason, but were later pardoned by President Washington. In 1802, President Jefferson repealed the excise tax on…

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    Two political parties developed during George Washington's presidency due to different responses to the events of the early 1790’s. Federalist thought the events such as the Whiskey Rebellion or the French Revolution, proved that if the people were left with too much power it would foster disorder and rebellion. Republicans, differed in opinion as they thought the Whiskey Rebellion and the French Revolution were assertions that the true source of political power should rest with the people.…

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