Shays' rebellion

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  • Continental soldiers getting payed
  • All I want is some real cash no more of these paper certificates I want money!
  • What is wrong honey?!
  • Massachusetts debt
  • Why couldn't we just have some actual money?
  • I'm sorry sir but, I can't do any thing about it.
  • August 29th
  • After the Revolutionary war all the soldiers had to be paid. First of all, the government did not have much money so they had to improvise. Secondly, to pay the soldiers they used paper certificates. Finally, the paper certificates were pretty much paper certificates that you could not use. That is how the soldiers were payed after the war.
  • September 25th- 28th
  • To pay their debt Massachusetts raised taxes and many farmers could not pay those taxes. First of all, many farmers did not make enough money to pay the taxes. Secondly, if you did not pay the taxes the government would take your farm which surprised many. Finally, they were surprised because if they were a soldier they had paper certificates that they could not use. That is what they did to pay debt
  • The new plan
  • On may 29th thousands of angry farmers stormed a court and closed it. First of all, many farmers owed taxes and lost their farms which made them angry. Secondly, thousands of farmers lost their farms gathered by a courthouse with weapons. Finally, they attacked the court and close it. That is what happened on August 29th.
  • Observations of rebellion
  • Through September 25th to the 28th around 600 of Shays' soldiers prevented the Supreme judicial court from sitting their. First of all, if the judicial court did sit their they could be thrown in jail. Secondly, it prevents farmers from losing their land. Finally, it allows people in that area not have to pay taxes. That is what happened from September 25th to the 28th.
  • To proceed in the rebellion they had to come up with a new plan. First of all, their plan was to attack an arsenal in Springfield. Secondly, it would strike fear in the government to change their ways. Finally, the men at the arsenal shot at the men and killed a few causing the farmers to retreat in fear. That was the plan made by the rebels.
  • The editor observed the rebellion and said the commonwealth brought the federal government together. First of all, it means that the commonwealth have their opinions of what is right so that is how the federal government was created. Secondly, I agree with his statement because it is true. Finally, the commonwealth know what is right to they wanted to make it that way. That was the editors observation.
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