The U.S owed the citizens a lot of money and the people started to do armed rebellion's then the Massachusetts government asked the congress to put down the rebellion in turn congress requested that the states help by sending money and soldiers.
The states refused so this showed that congress was weak because of the articles of confederation
Citizens began to get angrier, which then led to the riot act which prohibited armed groups
The state sent armed troops to this group which was shay's men, and his men were defeated
Shays supporters risked losing their voting rights or were either sent to prison
Shay's rebellion inspired many people to stand up to the government and to add on the following years election voter participation increased dramaticly because the citizens wanted to resolve all the problems their was of debts
As seen here there are thousands of votes trying to resolve debt problems