Shays Rebellion

Shays Rebellion

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  • It is 1786, to pay off the debts of the war, they raised the taxes which is very hard on the farmers of Massachusetts.
  • We have decided to raise the taxes in Massachusetts.
  • This made the farmers of Massachusetts very angry since they couldn't pay the taxes. It was very hard on them.
  • This is not right. We must do something about this!
  • Shays formed a rebellion. They shut down several courthouses to stop them from taking the farmers' houses. 
  • We will head to the state arsenal and collect weapons!
  • Shays and the farmers were angry, so they were going to go to the state arsenal.
  • We are going to attack!
  • General Lincoln sent more troops to defend the arsenal, but before they could get there Shays and the farmers arrived. They attacked but they defended and 4 farmers died.
  • Let's fight!
  • The very next day, the troops arrived and ended the rebellion. Shays was arrested.
  • This rebellion is over!
  • Oh no!
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