Problem was the liquor
tax, which only makes sense. The man behind this tax was
secretary of the treasury
who figured the
tax would help getting rid of national debt. Congress gave the green
light for the tax in 1791.
Little did the
government put itself into the shoes of the average farmer,
who distilled and consumed as good and upright average farmers should distill and
became western Pennsylvania where federal tax collectors were attacked.
In July of 1794, 500 friends of liquor paid the regional tax
inspector a visit and qualified his house for an urgent rennovation.
tried to get help from neighboring militias but they weren't
convinced either and thus couldn't hear so
well on that ear.
Finally, Washington sent in 13,000 troops to
make a point. This was a lot of cannon and did the trick. Many minds
were changed and the liquor tax became a perfectly reasonable thing to pay.
How Many Victims did
the Whiskey Rebellion Claim?
None. Only two people
were convicted of treason but they were later pardoned.
But if you're looking for bloodshed, here's a map of all US battle
States 1689 - 1945 Battle Sites
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