Finlay, Charles Coleman. "We Come Not to Praise Washington"
Divergence: 1793 CE
What if: George Washington died early and John Adams' attempts to quell the Whiskey Rebellion instead provoked a greater rebellion.
Published: In The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, August 2002; and One Lamp: The Best Alternate History Stories from F&SF (ed. Gordon Van Gelder), q.v.
Awards: Finalist: 2002 Sidewise Award for best short-form alternate history.