Shay's rebellion
Updated: 11/6/2018
Shay's rebellion
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  • Shay's Rebellion
  • After the American Revolution, an economic Depression hit the United States. People lost their jobs and economic activity slowed down.
  • Farmers were greatly impacted by this depression. Many farmers were in a very difficult situation as they could not repay their debts.
  • Need MONEY
  • To make matters even worse, the state of Massachusetts raised taxes. If farmers in Massachusetts could not pay his taxes, the state threatened to take his farm or throw the farmer in jail.
  • Failure to pay taxes will result in Jail time
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