The Whiskey Rebellion
By Carissa Wideman
Other Important Things to Know
Under the Articles of Confederation, the government did not have the right to levy any taxes which meant they cannot create new ones just to cover debt. To cover the debt, the government, must then, collect money from the states.
Washington ordered a militia of 13,000 men to end the rebellion. A few nights before Washington and his troops arrived, rebels broke up and came to a hault. The rebellion officially ended on the night of November 13, 1704. It was not until 1801 that the tax was officially banned.