Shays Rebellion Comic Strip by: Phoenix Ogle

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  • Pay For the Continental Soldier at the end of the war.
  • I must pay my taxes or be thrown in jail. Here is something I was paid for for my service. I will sell it.
  • Here is the money I owe you. Now, give me my certificate.
  • Massachusetts Debt
  • Yes we shall! Except, how are we going to get the money?
  • We must pay off are war debt!
  • I know! We order the farmers to pay up there debts so we can pay are debt!
  • North Hampton August 29th
  • We'll close it! We'll close it! Don't hurt us!
  • Close the courthouse before we close it for you!
  • Troops after the war were paid with printed paper certificates from the new government for future lands or funds. But, because of the need for money, farmers would sell the certificates for discounted prices. I disagree. If they would have waited, they might have gotten more money to pay off there debts.
  • September 25th-28th
  • VICTORY!
  • After the Revolution, Massachusetts was in debt. So they decided to raise taxes and demand the money that farmers owed. The farmers, used to long-term debt, were shocked that the government would instantly demand money they knew they could not pay.
  • Shay's New Plan
  • Ready, Aim, Fire!
  • On August 29th armed and angry farmers close the North Hampshire Court of Common Pleas. This was because of the government wanting them to pay unfair and heavy taxes that they owed.
  • Editor of Massachusetts Centinel Observation
  • Daniel Shay and his men occupy the Springfield Courthouse, preventing the Supreme Judicial Court from sitting there.
  • Shay's new plan was to assault the new Springfield arsenal with a group of 2,000 farmers, since they were being hunted by an organized militia. The attack lead to four dead, twenty wounded and the farmers retreated into the woods crying murder, on January 25, 1787.
  • Runaway, runaway! Murder!
  • Runaway, runaway! Murder!
  • In 1825, The editor of the Massachusetts Centinel Observer noted that late rebellions were what helped form the government today. I agree saying that the lste rebellions were a sign to strengthen the government and protect what people hold.
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