The Whiskey Rebellion and Battle of Fallen Timbers


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How did the capacity of the federal government to govern during the Whiskey Rebellion differ from its capacity under the Articles of Confederation?

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1. Why did the Whiskey Rebellion start in the United States?

2. How did the people react to the fact that Washington personally led the anti-rebellion militia?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Whiskey Rebellion and the Battle of Fallen Timbers were important events in America's history, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of them. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the history, events, figures and impacts of these battles.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be asked to:

  • Identify the leader of the U.S. forces that put down the rebellion
  • Name the U.S. leader at the Battle of Fallen Timbers
  • Recall the Shawnee leader at the battle
  • Explain Wayne's strategy in the battle

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related U.S. history lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Whiskey Rebellion and the Battle of Fallen Timbers
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the key leaders involved in the conflicts

Additional Learning

To learn more about history, review the accompanying lesson The Whiskey Rebellion and Battle of Fallen Timbers. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the history of these important conflicts
  • Recall the components of the Treaty of Greenville
  • Understand the causes and historical impacts of each conflict
  • Know the significance of the Legion of the United States