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• How the Whiskey Rebellion Changed American Politics and Taxes

How the Whiskey Rebellion Changed American Politics and Taxes

In 1794, an all-out rebellion took place when farmers from 4 western Pennsylvania counties refused to pay taxes on their favorite tipple, whiskey. They fought the law and the law won, but the farmers’ defiance, known as the Whiskey Rebellion, permanently changed the political make-up of the United States. The roots of the rebellion started […]