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when did the government pass a tax on whiskey? In 1791 at the request of the first secretary of Treasury, Alexander Hamilton
why was the whiskey tax proposed? By 1791 the U.S had incurred significant debt from the revolutionary War. Secretary Hamilton, a Federalist supported the use of excise tax to lessen this financial burden
The whiskey rebellion is also known as? It is also known as the Whiskey Insurrection
what was the cause of the whiskey rebellion? Farmers felt that the excise tax was an abuse of federal authority that targeted a demographic that relied on crops such as corn, rye and grains for profit
Why was whiskey so valuable? Whiskey was sometimes used to trade or as a form of currency
who was president during the whiskey rebellion? George Washington
who was the Vice-President during the Whiskey Rebellion? John Adams
Who was the Secretary of State during the Whiskey Rebellion? Thomas Jefferson

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