WE'RE PUTTING A TAX ON WHISKEY!! and the president supports me.
They put taxes on whiskey.
Let's riot to show this tax is bad.
President George Washington makes Alexander Hamilton secretary of treasury.
No please. I'm just doing my job.
He's here for our money. ATTACK!
Later, Hamilton was able to put a tax on whiskey. He believed this was necessary in order t pay back the nation's debt after the war. However, some were skeptical on how this would turn out.
The military could control them.
President Washington, what do we do?
Once the news spread, farmers who made profit off of selling whiskey were furious. They got together their weapons and decide that riots would be the way to solve this issue.
We're sorry! We didn't mean to anger you!
When the tax collectors came, the farmers attacked them with weapons in order to spread their disagreement and distaste on the issue.
George Washington knew he had to stop the rioting that was being done by farmers. He soon came up with a plan to bring order through the military and fear. He ordered that no farmer should get hurt, however the military should order the farmers to stop and accept the tax.
The next day, military men marched into the farms to command for the riots to stop. The farmers knew they would have no chance with the military and through fear, they decided to stop the rioting.