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Question: What were some issues with john adam's presidency?
I am doing this report for school and i need to know at least 15 issues with john adam's presidency . as many as you can think of i already have on is the whiskey tax but that's all i can think of please help.
Answer: the XYZ affair: he didnt command power from the french
the midnight judges/judiciary act: he was very partisan (favored his own party) and gave federalist judges more power because he knew he wouldnt be re-elected and the dem. republicans would take power. He wanted judges in office that would pass down federalist decisions.
the alien acts: partisan laws to keep the federlist party in power by taking away immigrants (who were usually democratic republicans) rights to vote.
the sedition act: attack on freedom of speech and press.
A conversation with Burke and Hamilton about Obama's agenda
David Brooks has a chat with his gurus, Mr. Burke and Mr. Hamilton, who talk about President Barack Obama's agenda in the wake of the State of the Union speech.
whiskey tax blog rosey and winslow 4
Question: Whiskey Rebellion?
Whiskey Rebellion-How did Hamilton's taxes led to rebellion?; Why were farmers upset over the new taxes?; How did farmers resist the new taxes?; How did Washington respond?; What message did Washington's response send to citizens? I don't mean to be prissy or anything, but, please write in correct grammar/spelling, and, a paragraph for each question is enouugh, don't write too much. Thank you...
Answer: Hamilton's taxes on whiskey were meant to pay off America's national debts. They weren't applied fairly, though. Small producers, producing only a little alcohol from leftover corn, called "cohees", were taxed by the gallon, as much as 18 cents per gallon (that is a lot in 1791). Rich plantation owners, producing large amounts of alcohol, could take a cheaper, flat rate. The poor farmers had to travel big distances to get their booze to a distillery, and the tax was making it a big problem to make any money at all.
Strangely enough, the first shots of the rebellion happened in South Park (...goin' down to South Park, gonna have myself a time...), Pennsylvania, in the summer of 1794. People started robbing the mail, disrupting court proceedings, and threatening an attack on Pittsburgh. A group of farmers, dressed as women, tarred and feathered a tax collector.
On August 7, 1794, George Washington ordered marshall law, and activated the militias in the area. He sent 12,000
militia soldiers to western Pennsylvania, but the rebels ran away. The army arrested 20 men and sentenced one man to be hanged, to demonstrate "federal Authority"..He was pardoned later. Only two men ever spent much time in jail. Some people were fined.
The result of this rebellion was that it was the first time that federal authority used force to push a law.
An unintended result was that small whiskey producers in Kentucky and Tennessee started brewing better whiskey, using limestone-filtered water. This became bourbon.
The Whiskey Rebels: A Novel (Random House Reader's Circle)
America, 1787. Ethan Saunders, once among General Washington’s most valued spies, is living in disgrace after an accusation of treason cost him his reputation. But an opportunity for redemption comes calling when Saunders’s old enemy, Alexander Hamilton, draws him into a struggle with bitter rival Thomas Jefferson over the creation of the Bank of the United States.Meanwhile, on the western Pen...
The Whiskey Rebellion: George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the Frontier Rebels Who Challenged America's Newfound Sovereignty (Simon & Schuster America Collection)
A gripping and sensational tale of violence, alcohol, and taxes, The Whiskey Rebellion uncovers the radical eighteenth-century people’s movement, long ignored by historians, that contributed decisively to the establishment of federal authority. In 1791, on the frontier of western Pennsylvania, local gangs of insurgents with blackened faces began to attack federal officials, beating and torturing...
A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War
By the time John Brown hung from the gallows for his crimes at Harper’s Ferry, Northern abolitionists had made him a holy martyr” in their campaign against Southern slave owners. This Northern hatred for Southerners long predated their objections to slavery. They were convinced that New England, whose spokesmen had begun the American Revolution, should have been the leader of the new nation....
Third annual Railroad Days
LAS CRUCES - Railroad buffs will find plenty to celebrate at the third annual Railroad Days today and Saturday at the Las Cruces Railroad Museum, 351 N.
Campbell Davis - Whiskey Farmer