The Whiskey Rebellion

The Whiskey Rebellion

More taxes on whiskey? "No way!" said the rebellious farmers of western Pennsylvania.\n\nNew taxes placed on whiskey to increase federal revenue cut deeply into ordinary people's livelihood. In the newly settled backcountry, poverty was widespread.

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ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How did the implementation of a whiskey tax lead to rebellion in several parts of the new nation?
STANDARDS:
RH.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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