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Washington, the Indispensable Man Chapter Summary & Analysis - The Whiskey Rebellion, The Democratic Societies, A Disastrous Document and Tragedy with a Friend Summary

James Thomas Flexner
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The Whiskey Rebellion, The Democratic Societies, A Disastrous Document and Tragedy with a Friend Summary and Analysis

In June of 1794, while recovering from a horseback accident, Washington receives notice that Kentucky is prepared to go to war with Spain over the rights to Louisiana and opening the Mississippi River to commerce. Washington dispatches John Jay on a diplomatic mission to Spain to resolve this crisis while another crisis brews. Backwoods distillers in Pennsylvania revolt over having to pay taxes on the whiskey they brew. Pennsylvania is unable to manage the uprising itself, so Washington organizes a special army with the purpose of squelching what is now known as The Whiskey Rebellion. The Whiskey Army prevails and US citizens now understand that issues of major conflict are better resolved by discussion and negotiation rather than force.

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