Shays' Rebellion
Updated: 1/22/2020
Shays' Rebellion
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  • The farmers returned to their lands after fighting in the American Revolution with their compensation money.
  • The farmers were dismayed after discovering their money is worthless despite them fighting in the war.
  • After the discovery of this "sham" and that their land may be taken away, some farmers went to protest.
  • The government stopped the protests and gave the protestors a chance to walk away free.
  • Daniel Shays' plan was to break into a military base and take guns and other weapons to fight the government.
  • However, Shay was caught and his rebellion was suppressed, showing weakness in the Articles of Confederation.
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