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"George Washington" Epic Historical 1984 Mini-Series - Part 6


President Trump should be more of a Washington. Building the republic required a military option. So will keeping it.

President Washington must deal with the great pestilence of 1793. The battle over causes and treatment raged just like today. Nothing has changed much. 


During the 1793 yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia, 5,000 or more people were listed in the official register of deaths between August 1 and November 9. The vast majority of them died of yellow fever, making the epidemic in the city of 50,000 people one of the most severe in United States history. By the end of September, 20,000 people had fled the city, including congressional and executive officials of the federal government. Most did not return until after the epidemic had abated in late November. The mortality rate peaked in October, before frost finally killed the mosquitoes and brought an end to the outbreak. Doctors tried a variety of treatments, but knew neither the origin of the fever nor that the disease was transmitted by mosquitoes (this information was not verified until the late nineteenth century).

The end of the epidemic did not end the controversies among the city's doctors, who disagreed about causes and treatment. Hearing rumors that colleagues were going to try to get him expelled from the College of Physicians, Rush resigned and formed a new medical society. Many of the city's younger doctors joined him. Rush's promotion of his remedies and attacks on others were strongly criticized by the medical community.

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President Washington forms an army to fight tax protesters in Pennsylvania. It seems rather like King George.


The Whiskey Rebellion (also known as the Whiskey Insurrection) was a tax protest in the United States beginning in 1791 and ending in 1794 during the presidency of George Washington, ultimately under the command of American Revolutionary war veteran Major James McFarlane. The so-called "whiskey tax" was the first tax imposed on a domestic product by the newly formed federal government. Beer was difficult to transport and spoiled more easily than rum and whiskey. Rum distillation in the United States had been disrupted during the American War of Independence, and, for factors described below, whiskey distribution and consumption increased after the Revolutionary War (aggregate production had not surpassed rum by 1791). The "whiskey tax" became law in 1791, and was intended to generate revenue for the war debt incurred during the Revolutionary War. The tax applied to all distilled spirits, but consumption of American whiskey was rapidly expanding in the late 18th century, so the excise became widely known as a "whiskey tax". Farmers of the western frontier were accustomed to distilling their surplus rye, barley, wheat, corn, or fermented grain mixtures to make whiskey. These farmers resisted the tax. In these regions, whiskey often served as a medium of exchange. Many of the resisters were war veterans who believed that they were fighting for the principles of the American Revolution, in particular against taxation without local representation, while the federal government maintained that the taxes were the legal expression of Congressional taxation powers.

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George Washington is a 1984 American television miniseries directed by Buzz Kulik. The miniseries, released in three parts, chronicles the life of George Washington, the first president of the United States from the age of 11 to the age of 51. George Washington is based on the biography by James Thomas Flexner.

The miniseries was shot mainly on location near Washington, DC and Philadelphia, and was aired on April 8, 10 and 11, 1984. Washington's life in the French and Indian War, the second part shows the coming and commencement of the Revolutionary War and the final part describes the victory of the independence from Great Britain. It was nominated for six Primetime Emmys.

The miniseries covers the life of George Washington, from being a young man to his experiences in the French and Indian War and his rise to lead the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. It concludes shortly after the end of the war, with his return to his home in Mount Vernon.

Posted by Conspiracy Cafe on January 8, 2021 at 9:17 AM 116 Views