The Whiskey Rebellion was a rebellion by farmers who made whiskey for some more profits, but were taxed by the government. Protests forced George Washington to issue a proclamation that forced the farmers to obey the law. Most protests were peaceful, but some escalated to violence and that spread to other states. George didn't like this and physically led 13,000 troops to western Pennsylvania. The rebels had already fled and the Whiskey Rebellion had ended.