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The Whiskey Rebellion

Author : Thomas P. Slaughter
ISBN : 0195051912
Genre : History
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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 : Katy Schiel
ISBN : 0823940446
Genre : History
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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

Author : Andreas Plug
ISBN : 9783640393114
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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
ISBN : 9781439193297
Genre : History
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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 1794

Author : David C. Knight
ISBN : PSU:000027866481
Genre : Whiskey Rebellion, Pa., 1794
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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
ISBN : 9781538207710
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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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.

The Whiskey Rebellion

Author : Steven R. Boyd
ISBN : 0313245347
Genre : History
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The Whiskey Rebellion And The Trans Appalachian Frontier

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ISBN : PSU:000033208695
Genre : Whiskey Rebellion, Pa., 1794
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The Whiskey Rebellion

Author : Dennis K. Rhoades
ISBN : OCLC:530461661
Genre : Whiskey Rebellion, Pa., 1794
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The Failures Of The Presidents

Author : Thomas J. Craughwell
ISBN : 0785836632
Genre : History
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Everybody makes mistakes, but when an American president blunders, the results can be catastrophic. The Failures of the Presidents takes an in depth look at presidential decision-making processes gone wrong. The book examines the seemingly promising policies and courses of action that 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. What were they thinking? In an effort to put an end to Britain and France’s policy of seizing American ships and sailors, Thomas Jefferson calls for an embargo. The Result: 30,000 sailors put out of work; mercantile families bankrupted overnight; a nationwide economic depression; and the New England states, which depended heavily on international commerce, threaten to secede from the Union. To promote the doctrine of popular sovereignty, Franklin Pierce approves the repeal of the Missouri Compromise and permits residents of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether their territories will admit slavery. The Result: Dozens of settlers murdered; Lawrence, Kansas, burned and looted; John Brown elevated to the status of national hero among abolitionists; the country moves closer to civil war. Convinced the 20,000 men, women, and children of the Bonus Army were Communists and criminals, Herbert Hoover sends 600 crack troops, a detachment of cavalry, and five tanks to drive the protesters out of Washington. The Result: 4 dead, including two infants; more than 1,000 injured; the Communist Party in America enjoys a public relations field day; Hoover is driven into political exile. In an effort to install a capitalist government in the Middle East, stabilize the region, and protect America from a possible Iraqi terrorist assault using weapons of mass destruction, George W. Bush orders the invasion of Iraq. The Result: More than 4,000 American soldiers and personnel dead; estimated hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians dead; hundreds of billions of dollars spent; the torture of prisoners in the Abu Ghraib prison and the failure to find weapons of mass destruction leave American global credibility in tatters. All of these, and many more, incredible lapses in judgement are explained in these pages.

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