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Who participated in the Whiskey Rebellion?
|Frontier tax protesters||United States Virginia Maryland New Jersey Pennsylvania Regular Army|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Major James McFarlane||George Washington Henry Lee III Alexander Hamilton|
Keeping this in view, who was involved in the Whiskey Rebellion and why were they protesting?
Farmers were involved in the whiskey Rebellion because they did not have money to pay a special tax for whiskey because they traded their goods, not useing money. The government sent the army to mean that protesting must be done peacefully under the constitution, not violently.
Also Know, why did the farmers rebel in the Whiskey Rebellion? WHISKEY REBELLION. In 1794 thousands of farmers in western Pennsylvania took up arms in opposition to the enforcement of a federal law calling for the imposition of an excise tax on distilled spirits. Congress established the excise tax in 1791 to help reduce the $54 million national debt.
Hereof, did anyone die during the Whiskey Rebellion?
Quick Facts About Whiskey Rebellion The excise tax was the first nationwide internal revenue tax. The violence escalated in 1794 as armed rebels and militiamen confronted revenue collectors and federal troops in several western Pennsylvania counties, resulting in beatings, destroyed property and at least two deaths.
What happened in the Whiskey Rebellion?
The Whiskey Rebellion was a 1794 uprising of farmers and distillers in western Pennsylvania in protest of a whiskey tax enacted by the federal government. Opposition to the whiskey tax and the rebellion itself built support for the Republicans, who overtook Washington's Federalist Party for power in 1802.