26. One Cause, One Purpose, One Nation: George Washington, the Whiskey Insurrection, and Executive Authority

  1. Edward G. Lengel
  1. Carol S. Ebel

Published Online: 18 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118219935.ch26

Companion to George Washington, A

Companion to George Washington, A

How to Cite

Ebel, C. S. (2012) One Cause, One Purpose, One Nation: George Washington, the Whiskey Insurrection, and Executive Authority, in Companion to George Washington, A (ed E. G. Lengel), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118219935.ch26

Author Information

  1. the University of Virginia, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444331035

Online ISBN: 9781118219935

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Keywords:

  • One Cause, One Purpose, One Nation;
  • Washington, the Constitution, and Presidency;
  • energy, virtue, harmony, and order;
  • Washington's desire, stronger national government;
  • Washington's, methods of encouraging virtue in people;
  • federal excise on domestic spirits, on Whiskey Insurrection;
  • ideological resistance, principles of excise tax;
  • Washington's militia force;
  • Washington's decision, excise laws through military coercion

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Washington, the Constitution, and the Presidency

  • Adoption of an Excise Tax

  • Excise Opposition in Western Pennsylvania

  • Road to Rebellion

  • Washington's Militia Force and the March West

  • List of Further Readings