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Whiskey Rebellion, 1794 – In 1794, farmers in Pennsylvania rebelled against Hamilton’s excise tax on whiskey, and several federal officers were killed in the riots caused by their attempts to serve arrests warrants on the offenders. In October 1794, the army. Led by Washington, put down the rebellion. The incident showed that the new government under the Constitution could react swiftly and effectively to such a problem, in contrast to the inability of the government under the Articles of Confederation to deal with Shay’s Rebellion. Significance of the Whiskey Rebellion – The Whiskey Rebellion was a significant event in American history because it proved that the US government was willing and able to suppress violent opposition with military force. Events also played a significant role in the development of political parties. Jay’s Treaty, 1794 – Treaty negotiated by John Jay in 1794 establishing American sovereignty over the entire northwest and producing a satisfactory commercial relationship with Britain.

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