The Whiskey Rebellion

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Can you imagine an army of 5,000 rebels prepared to march against the United States government over...whiskey? This is exactly what happened in 1794, and your young historians will be fascinated to read about the events that led up to and constituted the Whiskey Rebellion. Using the follow-up questions provided, your class members consider what the alternatives were to the tax on whiskey, and then prepare an argument in favor of either repealing the tax or suppressing the rebellion.

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