Compare and contrast the Whiskey Rebellion with Shay’s rebellion.

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At the beginning, the rebellion was peaceful and centered mainly on freeing the men who had been jailed for not paying their taxes. This revolt becomes more militant on August 29, 1786. A Massachusetts militia that had been raised as a private army defeated the rebellion force on February 3, 1787. In 1791, the government of the United States previously running under the Articles of Confederation had been replaced by a hands on, more effective government stipulated under the United States Constitution that had come into power in 1789 ...
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The government took over the debts accumulated from the states from the American Revolutionary War. One stipulation to waiver the debts by the federal government was a tax on distilled spirits. Larger producers of beer were to be charged six cents a gallon whereas smaller producers were to be taxed a higher rate of nine cents a gallon...
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