Constitutional Era & Federal Era

Constitutional Era & Federal Era Facts

Shay Rebellion

Shay Rebellion is a series of protest in 1786 to 1787 by American farmers against state and local enforcement of tax collections and judgments for debt.

Shay Rebellion

The rebellion took its name from its symbolic leader, Daniel Shays of Massachusetts, a former captain in the Continental army.

Shay Rebellion

The rebellion was most serious in Massachusetts, where bad harvests, economic depression, and high taxes threatened farmers with the loss of their farms.

Whiskey Rebellion

President George Washington personally led troops to quell the Whiskey Rebellion. He remains the only sitting president to go into battle.

Whiskey Rebellion

When the Whiskey Rebellion ended, only two rebels were convicted of treason. President Washington pardoned both.

Whiskey Rebellion

The excise tax, a tax on alcohol, sparked the Whiskey Rebellion. Whiskey was sometimes used for trading in the early days of the United States, which helped to make this tax unpopular.

XYZ Affair

Was a political and diplomatic episode in 1797 and 1798, early in the administration of John Adams

XYZ Affair

Involved a confrontation between the United States and Republican France that led to an undeclared war called the Quasi-War.

XYZ Affair

French diplomats demanded a bribe from the Americans before agreeing to talk to them
Adams substitutes XYZ as the names of the french diplomats and publishes the story

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