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  • What was the Whiskey Tax?
  • The Whiskey Rebellion, also known as the Whiskey Insurrection, was a tax protest in the United States beginning in 1791, during the presidency of George Washington. The so-called "whiskey tax"
  • why was it passed?
  • It became law in 1791, and was intended to generate revenue to help reduce the national debt
  • who proposed it?
  • In January 1791, President George Washington's Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton proposed a seemingly innocuous excise tax "
  • Why were the farmers angry?
  • whiskey tax would make western farmers less competitive with eastern grain ... farmers also protested that Hamilton's excise effectively gave unfair tax
  • What did the farmers do to protest Whiskey Tax?
  • when the rebellion began in 1794 president Washington saw a uprising as a threat to public saftey
  • What did the Whiskey Rebellion prove about the power of the Federal Government?
  • proved that the government had power and would enforce the laws. ... 1794 when a US marshal was sent to serve papers on avoiders of the federal tax was put on the producers of whiskey.
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