Shay's rebellion

Shay's rebellion

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  • How are we going to pay for the farm, and pay off are debts.
  • I don't know, since the war is over we can't sell anything
  • No, sorry ma'am
  • can you spare some change?
  • This is so unfair.
  • We can't afford that
  • Pay now or lose the farm.
  • Families were being aggressively taxed on farms. After the war they couldn't make very much to pay off debts.
  • This will give them a reason to listen to us.
  • Try to tax us now.
  • Many begin to ask for money from people who were also going through the same thing which really didn't help anyone.
  • During this time many were forced into paying without much time to earn the money and lost there farms and homes.
  • People began to riot and even burned down a court house to destroy tax files so that they could not tax them. It was called Shays Rebellion.
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