The First Depression- shays rebellion 1786 by: Aliyyah Brewster 11/5 7th
How are we going to pay our debts
we are throwing you in jail and taking your farm cause you you could not pay your taxes
YOU WILL NOT TAKE THESE FARMERS HOMES
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 and throw the farmer in jail.
The Articles of Confederation
In 1786, Daniel Shays, a former Patriot soldier who fought at Bunker Hill and Saratoga , organized a rebellion. 1,000 farmers took place in this rebellion. They gathered near a courthouse and prevented the state from taking farms from farmers who could not pay their taxes.
The government of Massachusetts sent the militia to drive the farmers away and 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 U.S.A.