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The leaders of the American Revolution made three great gambles. First, they sought...
Glossary Term – Event
President Washington demonstrated the ability of the federal government to enforce its laws by calling out state militia to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion, a revolt by farmers in western Pennsylvania who objected to taxation on whiskey.
Glossary Term – Person
George Washington (1732–1799) was the commander in chief of the colonial armies during the American Revolution and the first President of the United States of America. Washington was born in Virginia and worked as a land surveyor and planter until he joined the Virginia militia and fought in the French and Indian War (1754–1763). He was elected to the House of Burgesses in 1758 and married Martha Dandridge Custis, a wealthy widow, in 1759. As colonial anger over British rule rose in the 1760s, Washington became a supporter of American...