Shay's Rebellion

Shay's Rebellion

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  • Shay's Rebellion 1786 Brianna Soto 11/6/18 2nd period
  • An economic depression hit the United States and people started to lose their jobs.
  •  Farmers were greatly impacted by this depression.  Many farmers were in a very difficult situation as they could not repay their debts
  • To make matters even worse, 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. 
  • You must pay your taxes or we will put you in jail!
  •  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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