Economic Analysis : ' The Whiskey Rebellion ' Essay

1277 Words Dec 8th, 2014 6 Pages
Economic: 1790- 1860*
In 1790 to 1860, there were plenty of treaties, acts, and battles going on.

In 1794, President George Washington sent John Jay to London, to avoid war with Britain. John Jay had to negotiate with the British to remove their forts from the U.S soil, including their troops, and to stop supplying weapons to Indians. This was known as the Jay Treaty. After the negotiation, the British still maintained trading posts on U.S soil and sold firearms to Indians. The British told the U.S that they will remove their forts only if the U.S payed their old debts on the Revolution accounts.

On March 1796, Thomas Pinckney negotiated with Spain. This was the Pinckney Treaty, in which Spain gave U.S free use of the Mississippi River for five years. The boundary of this was set at the 31st parallel between Spanish Florida and U.S. It was also the treaty that ended Spanish claims to territory in the Southwest. In addition, the British gave their word to leave their posts in the Northwest.

The Whiskey Rebellion was a result of the Federalists forcing settlers to pay an excise tax on whiskey. The ones refusing to pay were the Whiskey Rebels. The rebels were attacking tax collectors and threatened to attack the town near Pittsburgh. The Whiskey Rebellion showed the power of the national government and was just testing the power of the new Constitution. It demonstrated people that the new Constitution was powerful enough to take down a “mobocracy.”

John Adams wanted to…

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