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Meaning of Whiskey Rebellion

Whis'key Rebel'lion

Pronunciation: [key]
— U.S. Hist. U.S. Hist.
  1. a revolt of settlers in western Pennsylvania in 1794 against a federal excise tax on whiskey: suppressed by militia called out by President George Washington to establish the authority of the federal government.
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