History

Question

Why did the federal government demonstrate its authority during the whiskey rebellion

1 Answer

  • They sent 13,000¬†federal troops into western Pennsylvania in order to suppress a local rebellion against the excise tax on whiskey. The sending of federal troops can only be interpreted as the federal government asserting its¬†authority, and this has been seen many times in American history like the Nullification Crisis, the Pullman Strike, and the Reconstruction Act.
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