Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Our Riot History: The Whiskey Rebellion

Today is the anniversary of the so called Whiskey Rebellion. Twenty years after the American Revolution, still idealistic Americans rebelled against the government and the unfair excise tax imposed upon them (as they believed was their right based on the newly formed constitution). The "revolutionary" in power, Alexander Hamilton, raised an army as big as the army raised for the Revolutionary War, which ultimately led to a vast increase in centralized control over the American economy, and society. read more

Whiskey rebellion flag

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