Domestic Issues

The Whiskey Rebellion 1794

Congress passed a tax on whiskey and protesters refused to pay the tax. In July of 1794 , a force of whiskey rebels attacked and destroyed the home of tax inspector. In that case the Rebellion grew in numbers and threatened to spread to other states. By the time the federal force arrive to stop the rebellion the rebellion had collapsed and most of the rebels had fled. some of them called them selfs the New Sons of Liberty. George Washington saw the rebels as a threat and assembled 13,000 men and the rebels fled.

Washington 's Farewell Adress and Transfer Of Power

In 1796 Washington decided not to run for a 3rd presidential term. He wrote that he was "tired of public life and strongly wished of retirement". Washington reminded americans that he not a king but their president. Also that the people of the country were the true leaders.


Washington also wrote with the help of Hamilton and Madison that the people of America were vigilant and righteous people. The idea of power and the right of the people to establish a government was obeyed. It was a great challenge for Washington to take on and many more that came. Washington advised many citizens to remain as a unified nation,but his advice did not help. Washington was not able to prevent the formation of parties, but he did for many alliances.

The Battle of Fallen Timbers

In 1791, an American force had been defeated by Native American tribes. The tribes killed over 600 American soldiers. Washington sent General Anthony Wayne to attack on the native american tribes, the Shawnee, Miami, Ottawa, Chippewa, Iroquois, Sauk, and the Fox. General Anthony Wayne spent months training his troops to fight like the Indians.