The Whiskey Rebellion

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These excise taxes sparked the Whiskey Rebellion.

On May, 31, 1794, and again in early June, General John Neville took out ads listing names and addresses of county excise officers and calling on all distillers to register stills before the end of June. Almost immediately, the whiskey rebels moved…

Caption:Cartoon depicting 'An Exciseman,' a political statement from the Whiskey Rebellion in the newly formed United States; threatening to 'tar and feather the rascal,' angered by an excise tax imposed on whiskey in 1791 by the federal government,…
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