Shay's Rebellion Project

Shay's Rebellion Project

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  • Pay for Continental Soldier at the end of the War
  • Here is your certificate.
  • Massachusetts Debt
  • so good by to you farm.
  • August 29th in North Hampton
  • Please don't do this!!!
  • let us in or we are shutting you down!!!
  • Soldiers at the end of the war were not paid money they war paid paper certificates. They were not happy with this so they usually sold them. I don't agree with paying them paper because they cannot do anything with them, they can't pay for things with it.
  • September 25th - 28th
  • you can not sit here
  • In the picture the farmer is sad that he has no money so he is getting his farm taken away. Massachusetts legislature, led by men from the coastal towns,raised taxes and required that they be paid in hard money. Many farmers had mortgaged their land during the war years; they had no money to pay the new taxes. The farmers were shocked because they got their farms taken away.
  • Shays' New Plan
  • Farmers getting their houses taken away and their farms led to an armed group of farmers closing the Hampshire County Court of Common Pleas in Northampton, bringing all foreclosures to a halt on August 29. So in the image the farmers are stopping the court.
  • The editor of the Massachusetts Centinel's Observation
  • From September 25th to 28th, Shays' own band of 600 farmers, most wearing their Continental Army uniforms, occupied the Springfield courthouse and prevented the Supreme Judicial Court from sitting there. In the picture the farmers are stopping the people from sitting there.
  • what is going on?
  • I do not know.
  • Once they realized that they were facing an organized militia, Shays and his men settled on a new plan: they would mount a surprise attack and overrun the new federal arsenal at Springfield. In the picture Daniel Shays is coming up with his new plan.
  • 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." I do agree with this because i think it is the cause. The picture is of money which is wealth.
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