After the American Revolution, an economic Depression hit the United States. People lost their jobs and economic activity slowed down.
I cant believe the government is making us pay rent.
what will we do.
Farmers were greatly impacted by this depression. Many farmers were in a very difficult situation as they could not repay their debts.
In 1786, Daniel Shays, a former Patriot soldier who fought at Bunker Hill and Saratoga, organized a rebellion. 1,000 farmers took part in this rebellion. They gathered near a courthouse and prevented the state from taking farms from farmers who could not pay their taxes.
losing my farm and im in jail all because i didnt pay my taxes.
The government of Massachusetts sent the militia to drive the farmers away and to send them back to their farms.
I am taking yall back to your farms
The Article Of Confederation
Many Americans saw Shays' Rebellion as a sign that the Articles of Confederation did not work as an effective constitution for the United States of American.