Shay's Rebellion

Shay's Rebellion

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Shay's rebellion

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  • Money For Soldiers
  • That's weird it's just a piece of paper with righting on it.
  • Dad here is your bill.
  • Massachusetts Debt
  • Land Morgaged
  • Taxes Raised. Must be paid in hard money
  • August 29th in North Hampton
  • NO MORE TAXES!!!!!
  • Closed Do to mobs
  • Soldiers that were in battle got payed kind of like we do today in a check type thing. I do not agree with this I think they should have been payed in gold for risking there life for our freedom.
  • September 25th - 28th
  • To pay off war debt the Massachusetts legislature raised taxes and required that it be paid in hard money. Many farmers were shocked because they had already mortgaged their land
  • Shays' New Plan
  • HUH?
  • An armed group of farmers closed the Hampshire County Court of Common Pleas, because of taxes. Then many other farmers from other colonies shut down courts as well.
  • The Editor of the Massachusetts Continental's Observation
  • The late insurrections in the Commonwealth is the cause of bringing the federal government into existence.
  • Shays' own band of 600 farmers, dressed in their Continental uniforms, occupied the Springfield courthouse and prevented the Supreme Judicial Court from sitting there.
  • They would mount a surprise attack and overrun the new federal arsenal at Springfield.
  • Welcome to Springfield
  • Observed that the "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."
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