30 - bushels of grain • The new federal whiskey tax...

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5/19/11 The whiskey rebellion of 1794 Farmers living west of the Appalachian Mountains often converted their excess grain into whiskey. WHY? It was easier to transport whiskey over the mountains than
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Unformatted text preview: bushels of grain. • The new federal whiskey tax caused hostility among these farmers. – When asked to pay the tax, they refused. – Washington called up the militia and put down the...
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