Whiskey Rebellion (31 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Editors

Context

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.

Citation:
Editors. "Whiskey Rebellion". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=10833, accessed 07 December 2016.]