washington in the revolution

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the principle that the government possessed the authority to make any laws "necessary and proper" for exercising the powers specifically granted to it (Nash and Jeffery, p. 249). The Government took this power to the fullest extent in the late 1700's. This is proven by it's wars, revolts, and protests. When Washington and Hamilton pieced together an idea on how to strengthen the economy, did they know it would cause such commotion? After the Revolutionary War, …

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…governments power to tax and a balance of the peoples rights. I find it interesting that the battle over taxes started so many years ago, and are still going strong today. I think that although the Whiskey Rebellion may have caused grief for the western farmers it was in the best interest of the country. Taxation and the working relationship between the government and society have helped the United States to become a strong nation.