Shays Rebbellion

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  • Shays Rebellion Storyboard 1786- Reed Leonard 11/6/16 3rd Period
  • After the American Revolution, an economic Depression hit the United States. People lost their jobs and economic activity slowed down.
  • Farmers were greatly impacted by this depression. Many farmers were in a very difficult situation as they could not repay their debts.
  • the state of Massachusetts raised taxes. If farmers in Massachusetts could not pay his taxes, the state threatened to take his farm or throw the farmer in jail.
  • In 1786, Daniel Shays, a former Patriot soldier who fought at Bunker Hill and Saratoga, organized a rebellion. 1,000 farmers took part in this rebellion. They gathered near a courthouse and prevented the state from taking farms from farmers who could not pay their taxes.
  • The government of Massachusetts sent the militia to drive the farmers away and to send them back to their farms.
  • Many Americans saw Shays' Rebellion as a sign that the Articles of Confederation did not work as an effective constitution for the United States of American.
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