Shay's rebellion

Shay's rebellion

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  • The soldiers who were promised a $20,000 salary after the war was over. However, America soon became in debt
  • Soldiers were furious when the government couldn't pay for their war wages. They instead asked the soldiers for money
  • Where's my money?!
  • National government didn't have much power which meant they couldn't collect taxes. Each state then taxed people in order to pay America's debt.
  • Whoops!
  • Citizens were then ordered to pay taxes in silver and gold in order to repay the debt. Daniel Shay was not too happy about this though, including other citizens.
  • Daniel shay then led an army that burned court houses, and attacked tax collectors in 1786. He demanded them to take action
  • This impacted the courth house so much that they eventually gave in on some demands.
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