Whiskey Rebellion was a 1794 uprising of farmers and distillers in western Pennsylvania in protest of a whiskey tax enacted by the federal government.
In 1791 Washington journeyed through Virginia and Pennsylvania to speak with citizens about their views. The idea was met enthusiastically by local government officials, and Washington took this assurance back to Congress, which passed the bill.
the Law was immediately failed since refusals to pay the taxes were as common as intimidation against officials hired to collect them. Excise officers sent to collect the tax were met with defiance and threats of violence. Some producers refused to pay the tax.