the whiskey rebellion

Download Book The Whiskey Rebellion in PDF format. You can Read Online The Whiskey Rebellion here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

The Whiskey Rebellion

Author : Thomas P. Slaughter
ISBN : 0195051912
Genre : History
File Size : 21. 31 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 256
Read : 705

Download Now


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 : William Hogeland
ISBN : 9781439193297
Genre : History
File Size : 69. 39 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 427
Read : 447

Download Now


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
ISBN : 0823942627
Genre : History
File Size : 85. 98 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 366
Read : 824

Download Now


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

Author : Ellis Roxburgh
ISBN : 9781538207697
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 73. 17 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 592
Read : 256

Download Now


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.

The Whiskey Rebellion 1794

Author : David C. Knight
ISBN : PSU:000027866481
Genre : Whiskey Rebellion, Pa., 1794
File Size : 30. 73 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 254
Read : 639

Download Now


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 : Ned Frear
ISBN : LCCN:00698832
Genre : Bedford County (Pa.)
File Size : 56. 68 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 258
Read : 602

Download Now



The Whiskey Rebellion

Author : Steven R. Boyd
ISBN : 0313245347
Genre : History
File Size : 78. 30 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 298
Read : 1143

Download Now



The Whiskey Rebellion And The Trans Appalachian Frontier

Author :
ISBN : PSU:000033208695
Genre : Whiskey Rebellion, Pa., 1794
File Size : 89. 53 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 372
Read : 1096

Download Now



Failures Of The Presidents

Author : Thomas J. Craughwell
ISBN : 0785830545
Genre : History
File Size : 78. 52 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 404
Read : 1235

Download Now


Everybody makes mistakes, but when an American President blunders the result can be catastrophic. This in depth look at presidential decision making processes gone wrong reveals the policies and courses of action that seemed promising at the time, but turned out to be the worst decisions American Presidents have made, from the Whiskey Rebellion and War of 1812 to the Bay of Pigs and Iraq. The stories featured here altered the course of the nation's history, and in some cases changed the history of the world for the worse.

Shays Rebellion And The Whiskey Rebellion

Author : Charles River Charles River Editors
ISBN : 1543276245
Genre :
File Size : 54. 33 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 886
Read : 440

Download Now


*Includes pictures *Includes contemporary accounts of the insurrections *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading Even as the young United States successfully secured its independence, the new nation was beset by problems. The drafters of the Articles of Confederation had deliberately avoided giving the national legislature the power to tax, because Parliament had so abused that authority against the colonies, but this proved to be a severe limitation on the national government. Besides hampering the Continental Army, the inability of the national government to raise revenue made foreign policy difficult. Under the Articles of Confederation, the Congress was also completely unable to pay any of the debts it incurred to foreign powers during the Revolutionary War. Though allied powers had lent to the American government on favorable terms and no repayment was expected until the end of hostilities, the hope of ever paying national debts without a national government that could tax was slim. In particular, the prospect of the new nation defaulting on its loans from France led to the end of the Articles of Confederation. To top it all off, the Articles of Confederation also had no judiciary or executive branch. Therefore, laws passed by the Congress could not be enforced by the national government: the enforcement of laws was left to the mercy of the states. Likewise, there was no national judiciary to decide disputes over national law. The series of riots known collectively as Shays' Rebellion began during the earliest years of American independence and were led by men who were, by their very nature, rebels. Unlike most countries in the world, 18th century America was made up of people who believed in change, and who were willing to leave their homelands and strike out for the unknown to find it. The men who had just years earlier participated in the American Revolution were not afraid to break down a government they did not like; indeed, many of them reveled in it. When Massachusetts enacted laws that Shays and others didn't like, the rebels had no qualms about taking up arms, and while the rebellion was eventually put down, changes were made to prevent similar problems in the future. Out of this came peace, order, and more freedom. As Secretary of Treasury, Alexander Hamilton was looking for ways to shore up the young nation's finances and pay off the debts incurred by the Revolution. At the same time, he believed in strengthening the federal government vis-�-vis the states, which would eventually make him a leader of the Federalist party but also compel him to push for a tax on distillers of alcohol, many of whom took their excess corn and grain crops and produced liquors. Ironically, Hamilton came up with the idea of this tax to avoid more direct forms of taxation, and because he didn't think it would be difficult to collect. What Hamilton didn't consider was just how ubiquitous the production of whiskey and other liquors were on the frontier, where they were often used as a form of currency itself. In addition to being upset at this new tax, Westerners believed it was disproportionately aimed at them because Americans still residing on the East Coast weren't as reliant on the production of whiskey. In 1794, violence actually broke out, and with the tax opponents numbering in the thousands, President Washington himself felt compelled to raise a militia force and personally lead it to deal with the rebels, the only time an American president actually led soldiers in the field. Ultimately, no pitched battle took place once the militia was marched into western Pennsylvania, but dozens were arrested and tried for treason in the wake of the episode.

Top Download:

Best Books