Hamilton makes a tax on Whiskey to lower the national Debt and to test the government's control. Western Pennsylvania was especially angry about the tax. Because farmers usually made whiskey using leftover crop, the farmers thought that the tax was only for them .They did not enforce the tax. George Washington signed a bill stating how they needed to obey the tax. The date was 1972. Although the protests were usually peaceful, in 1974 the farmers attacked. Fearing the rebels were threatening national authority, George Washington lead troops to attack the rebels. The rebels left without another word.