The Whiskey Rebellion

Author: Thomas P. Slaughter
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 9780195051919
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Recounts the first serious threat to the American Constitution, discusses its origins in interregional tensions, and describes how President Washington handled the crisis

The Whiskey Rebellion

Author: Andreas Plug
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3640393112
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2004 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Kultur und Landeskunde, Note: 3, Universitat zu Koln (Historisches Seminar Abteilung Anglo Amerikanische Geschichte), Veranstaltung: Proseminar, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Zu Beginn der 90er Jahre des 18. Jahrhunderts waren die USA aufgrund des Unabhangigkeitskrieges gegen England hoch verschuldet. Neben den durch den Krieg entstandenen Schulden, ubernahm die Bundesregierung bis 1792 auch die Schulden der Einzelstaaten. 1791 wurde durch den Kongress auf Vorschlag Hamiltons die Bank of the United States mit Sitz in Philadelphia gegrundet. Finanzminister Hamilton benotigte die Einnahmen aus nationalen Einfuhrzollen und aus Steuern zur Sanierung der Staatsfinanzen und zum Schuldenabbau. Die am 3. Marz 1791 eingefuhrte Steuer auf destillierte Spirituosen und Brennereien traf die Farmer im Westen in den Frontier Regionen besonders hart. Whiskey war fur sie die einzige vernunftige Handelsware. Fur die 1790er Jahre lassen sich die dunn besiedelten Gebiete westlich der Appalachen, in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Kentucky und Tennessee entlang des Ohio als Frontierregion be- zeichnen.1 Aufgrund ihrer isolierten Lage, war es fur diese Regionen von grosser Bedeutung uber einen vernunftigen, sicheren Transportweg in den Osten der USA zu verfugen. Getreide oder andere landwirtschaftliche Produkte konnten jedoch nicht rentabel uber die Appalachen nach Osten transportiert werden. Getreide wurde deshalb von den Farmern in Brennereien zu Whiskey gebrannt. Whiskey war haltbar und konnte somit auch uber langere Strecken rentabel transportiert werden.2 Somit diente Whiskey den Farmern als Zahlungsmittel, um bei Handlern ihren Bedarf an dringend benotigten Waren zu decken. Die Steuer sollte direkt bei den Farmern, die Destillen besassen, also noch bevor diese mit dem Whiskey handeln konnten, eingetrieben werden. Bei den Versuchen die Steuer in den Frontiergebieten durchzusetzen, kam es immer wieder zu gewalttatigem Widerstand"

The Whiskey Rebellion

Author: William Hogeland
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439193290
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A gripping and sensational tale of violence, alcohol, and taxes, The Whiskey Rebellion uncovers the radical eighteenth-century people’s movement, long ignored by historians, that contributed decisively to the establishment of federal authority. In 1791, on the frontier of western Pennsylvania, local gangs of insurgents with blackened faces began to attack federal officials, beating and torturing the tax collectors who attempted to collect the first federal tax ever laid on an American product—whiskey. To the hard-bitten people of the depressed and violent West, the whiskey tax paralyzed their rural economies, putting money in the coffers of already wealthy creditors and industrialists. To Alexander Hamilton, the tax was the key to industrial growth. To President Washington, it was the catalyst for the first-ever deployment of a federal army, a military action that would suppress an insurgency against the American government. With an unsparing look at both Hamilton and Washington, journalist and historian William Hogeland offers a provocative, in-depth analysis of this forgotten revolution and suppression. Focusing on the battle between government and the early-American evangelical movement that advocated western secession, The Whiskey Rebellion is an intense and insightful examination of the roots of federal power and the most fundamental conflicts that ignited—and continue to smolder—in the United States.

The Whiskey Rebellion

Author: Katy Schiel
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9780823940448
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Discusses the first challenge to the new federal government of the United States, which began in 1794 when citizens of western Pennsylvania took up arms to fight against a new federal excise tax on whiskey.

The Whiskey Rebellion 1794

Author: David C. Knight
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An account of the rebellion against the whiskey tax of 1791 which nearly dissolved the unity of the new American States.

The Whiskey Rebellion

Author: Ellis Roxburgh
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
ISBN: 1538207710
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The fight over taxation wasn’t just a part of the American Revolution. It continued after the war was resolved. When the federal government placed a tax on whiskey in 1791, farmers in Pennsylvania, who depended on selling whiskey to make ends meet, were outraged. They took up arms and attacked federal tax collectors. President George Washington used several tactics to quell the insurrection. The full story of the Whiskey Rebellion, as it was called, is recounted in this volume, along with discussion of its repercussions on domestic policy. Young historians will especially appreciate the vivid images of the incident and those involved.

Whiskey Rebellion

Author: Liliana Hart
Publisher: 7th Press
ISBN: 147007169X
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Addison Holmes isn't having the best day. She's been fired from her job, and she fell over a dead body. Literally. The only upside is the investigating detective is easy on the eyes, but his personality could use some work. Since she's got some free time on her hands, and her best friend owns the most successful P.I. agency in Savannah, Georgia, Addison decides on a new career path. Unfortunately, she's terrible at it. But at least she keeps running into the sexy detective. Now she just has to convince him not to arrest her.

1794

Author: Anna T. Connor
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780964099401
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The government of the fledgling United States imposed an excise tax on whiskey in 1791 to repay its debts from the Revolutionary War. Renewed enforcement of the tax in 1794 created turmoil & hardship in the trade-&-barter economy of western Pennsylvania. Family farmers/distillers sharply debated whether to pay the tax. By mid-1794, the debates turned, in quick succession, to violence, bloodshed, & open rebellion. The United States faced the first test of its domestic strength. President Washington responded by sending federal troops. Ten-year-old Janie Miller was a frontier girl whose family played a key role in the incident of July 15, 1794 which sparked the bloodshed. During the year, Janie's uncle, William Miller, agonized over registering his whiskey still & facing retribution from neighbor "Tom the Tinker," or ignoring the law & facing the consequences in a far-off Philadelphia courtroom. Increasingly pressured to take a stand, he finds himself--& his family--overtaken by events. This dramatic story is seen through Janie's eyes. Pioneer crafts & activities are woven into the story. "1794" is suitable for older children & young adults but can be enjoyed by all ages. L. C. Zajdel, 203 Old Oak Rd., McMurray, PA 15317 (412) 941-2160.