A revolt refers to rebellion against an established authority. Some historians use "revolt" to refer to an attempt--usually unsuccessful to change the government or its main policies, while defining revolution as a deeper, successful change in the political and economic system.
John F. Kennedy said, "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." 
see Tax revolt
- Gurr, Ted Robert. Why Men Rebel (1970)
- JFK's "Address on the First Anniversary of the Alliance for Progress," March 13, 1962. Public Papers of the Presidents – John F. Kennedy (1962), p. 223.