Tar Treatment: The Whiskey Rebellion

The year: 1791. The place: Pennsylvania. The Issue: Taxes. How little times have changed. Only now in 2020, things are settled a little differently! This week's issue is the PA Whiskey Rebellion where a group of angry settlers stress test the authority of a brand new American government in the name of freedom, financial interests, and whiskey. Join us for the full story on this week's Tipsy Timeline.

This week we discuss he 1791-1794 Whiskey Rebellion. We try to put some cultural and historical context on why it's important and why these newfound citizens were so up-in-arms. Sources from this episode are listed below
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