Shays's Rebellion

Shays's Rebellion

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  • This farmer named Henry is angry with Massachusetts because they are taxing him and is in deep debt. Henry's farm is going to be auctioned soon and he might even go to jail if he doesn't pay his debt soon. He can't afford to repay his debt. 
  • Henry has just got into jail and is enraged that he has to be locked up because he couldn't afford to repay his taxes
  • These farmers are talking to the Massachusetts legislature and are mad because they refused to provide debt relief.
  • In January 1787 Shays and his men marched on a federal arsenal. They tried to defend themselves but they were quickly defeated by the state militia. Even though they were defeated they won the sympathy of many people.
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