Shay's rebailleon

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  • Pay for Continental Soldier at the end of the War
  • Here is your certificate
  • Massachusetts Debt
  • New taxes on farmers
  • What why ?
  • August 29th in North Hampton
  • They paid them in certificates. The results of this is they rebelled. No, because they had to wait for the money and if they sold it would be worth less money.
  • September 25th - 28th
  • the Mass. Legislature taxed the farmers. This caused the farmers to lose there land. This shocked them because they lost there land.
  • Shays' New Plan
  • An armed group of farmers closed the County Court of Common Pleas in Northampton. The week after other farmers shut down courts in other towns.
  • The editor of the Massachusetts Centinel's Observation
  • This government would not be here if it was not for us.
  • Shay and 600 farmers, most wearing their Continental Army uniforms, occupied the Springfield courthouse and prevented the Supreme Judicial Court from sitting there.
  • They did a surprise attack and overrun the new federal arsenal at Springfield. They would find the weapons they needed there. This resulted in them getting the weapons they needed and they expected veterans to be guarding the arsenal.
  • The editor of the Massachusetts Centinel observed that the late insurrections in the Commonwealth must be considered as the cause of bringing the federal government into existence, at a much earlier period than would otherwise have been.
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