I am about to become king, my name is Rechavam ben Shlomo
Give the lighter taxes -zekeinim
what should I do about the jews
Now I only have those passed this wall which is Yehuda and Benyamin
Rechavam goes to Shechem to be crowned. The jews come with Yeravam and ask if they can have lower taxes. Rechavam says give me 3 days.
Rechavam goes to his father's zekeinim and asks them what he should do. They tell him to do lower taxes. Next he goes to his school friends and they tell him to make more taxes.
did you know that I am a golden calf not cat
Rechavam decides to listen to his school friend and tell the jew that he is going to make more taxes. The jews say that they are going to have Yeravam as their king instead. Now the only people that Rechavam has left are Yehuda and Benyamin
Come with me you are now a Cohen
Rechavam sent a tax collector (the one everyone hated) to collect the taxes. The jew killed him. Rechavam gathered all the best soldiers in Yehuda and Benyamin(180 thousand) to get ready to fight. שמעיה got a message from hashem to tell them not to fight. They all went home.
Yeravam didn't want people going to Yerushalayim because then they might join Rechavam., Yeravam built 2 golden calves, one in beis kel and one in Dan.
Yeravam made במות and had random people act as leviim and kohanim (because all the leviim and kohanim were working in the Beis Hamikdash. Yeravam made a holiday in Cheshvan and brought karbonos to idols.