Shays' Rebellion

Shays' Rebellion

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  • How the solders were payed
  • The certificate did not help me at all because I wanted the money now and I needed the money now to save my farm.
  • Yes that is true I got the certificate when I got out of the war I thought it was really useless until we farmers got taxed it helped me save my farm.
  • Massachusetts debt
  • They just rose the taxes to the farmers to help pay for the war!
  • August 29th in North Hampton
  • why do we have to pay taxes even if we can't
  • How the soldiers got payed was by certificates that is how the farmers got most of their money to pay their taxes.The results were bad and good because the certificate help some farmers but most of the solders wanted the money now.
  • September 25th - 28th
  • How Massachusetts payed off the debt by taxing the farmers higher than they usually did.The farmers did not like that so they lower the taxes and the farmers did like that so they rebel.
  • Shays' New Plan
  • Go tell the other farmers that I have made a new plane to have a sneak attack.
  • On this date what happen was a group of armed farmers closed the Hampshire County Court. How they shut it down is by scaring the people in side.
  • Continental's Observation
  • 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.
  • Shays new plane would be a supersize attack. they would try to make the attack before the state army would come and take them in.
  • "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."that means that we have an new government.
  • If shay did not do his rebellion then we would not have the government that we have today
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