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Whiskey Rebellion (Grade 8)

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Whiskey Rebellion

The Whiskey Rebellion began in what year?
  1. 1789
  2. 1791
  3. 1794
  4. 1801
The Whiskey Rebellion was a violent protest against a tax placed on distilled beverages.
  1. True
  2. False
Despite the Whiskey Rebellion's name, brandy was actually the most popular distilled beverage in the United States at the time.
  1. True
  2. False
What was the purpose of the whiskey tax?
  1. to create funds to purchase new lands
  2. to end the production of alcoholic beverages
  3. to send funds to France to aid in their revolution
  4. to pay off the debt incurred by the Revolutionary War
The whiskey tax was the idea of
  1. Aaron Burr.
  2. Thomas Jefferson.
  3. George Washington.
  4. Alexander Hamilton.
In some parts of the new United States, farmers used whiskey to trade for goods or services because little currency had made it to the frontier.
  1. True
  2. False
What was the first step opponents of the whiskey tax took against it?

In 1791, a tax collector in Washington County, Pennsylvania was tarred and feathered.
  1. True
  2. False
The Mingo Creek Association tried to protect federal tax collectors traveling to Pennsylvania.
  1. True
  2. False
Distillers who did not comply with the whiskey tax were subpoenaed to appear in federal court in which city?
  1. Washington, D.C.
  2. Philadelphia
  3. New York
  4. Boston
Federal troops and militia clashed at the Battle of                   .
  1. Bower Hill
  2. Harpers Ferry
  3. Springfield Armory
  4. Pittsburgh Landing
Some of the Whiskey Rebellion protestors wanted to rejoin Great Britain.
  1. True
  2. False
Who led the federal militia force against the rebels of the Whiskey Rebellion?
  1. James McFarlane
  2. David Bradford
  3. George Washington
  4. Hugh Henry Brackenridge
The Whiskey Rebellion dispersed when faced with the oncoming federal forces.
  1. True
  2. False
The whiskey tax was repealed during which president's administration?
  1. Andrew Jackson
  2. Thomas Jefferson
  3. Millard Filmore
  4. James Monroe

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