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Harsh and Bitter: The Tea Party and the Whiskey Rebellion in Bedford, PA

November 1, 2013

See if you know this story. After enthusiastically supporting a hugely expensive war, an angry, combative segment of the American public became outraged at the idea of paying taxes. Complaining of government overreach and darkly warning of the nation’s doom, these self-proclaimed patriots insisted that the government must live within its means, denounced the debt, […]