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date: 23 February 2020

Whiskey Rebellion 

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military
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the refusal of U.S. grain farmers and whiskey distillers to pay a new excise tax on spirits in 1794, and the subsequent government quashing of this rebellion, regarded as the first real test of the federal government's power to enforce laws. The conflict was largely confined to western Pennsylvania, where much whiskey was produced. President ... ...

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