Whiskey Rebellion

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Historical Context Note

Farmers in western Pennsylvania object to a tax on whiskey and President Washington calls out state militia to suppress the revolt in order to enforce the laws of the federal government.
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Citation:
Editors. "Whiskey Rebellion". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=10833, accessed 26 November 2014.]