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  • Shays' Rebellion

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    imprisoned by law enforcement for lack of paying off their debts. All of these issues caused a small rebellion which grew into one of the largest armed rebellions after the Revolutionary War. The leader of the Rebellion, Daniel Shays, later called his band of angry farmers Shays’ Rebellion. Shays’ Rebellion was a poorly planned and unnecessary revolt hurting the cause it meant to help. Shays’ rebellion originated from a small group of farmers from Massachusetts fighting against high taxes. These farmers

  • Shays Rebellion

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    stated, a rebellion is an effort by many people to change a government or leader of a country by the use of protest or violence. In 1786, one man had returned home from serving his country in the American Revolutionary War to find that the same government he was fighting for had turned against him. With heavy taxes, loss of livestock, and possibly his social status at risk he sold his most prized possessions in hopes of one day regaining control of his livelihood. This man was Daniel Shays; in the

  • Shays Rebellion

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    Shays Rebellion 1) Shays' Rebellion, the post-Revolutionary clash between New England farmers and merchants that tested the precarious institutions of the new republic, threatened to plunge the "disunited states" into a civil war. The rebellion arose in Massachusetts in 1786, spread to other states, and culminated in an abortive attack on a federal arsenal. It wound down in 1787 with the election of a more popular governor, an economic upswing, and the creation of the Constitution of the United

  • Shays Rebellion

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    without waiting for General Court to come back into session to work on grievances as requested, the People took matters into their own hands.”6 This is when the idea for the Rebellion is decided upon and the need for a leader was eminent. The Rebellion The person that was chosen to lead the rebellion was Daniel Shays. Shays, born in Hopkinton Massachusetts, grew up as a farmer before he fought for his country in the War for Independence. During the War he fought in such key battles as the Battle

  • The Ripple Effects of Shay's Rebellion

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    When a group rises up for what they believe in, it can have incredible results. Sometimes those results can even have rippling effects that have the power to create one of the strongest nations on Earth. Shays’ Rebellion was one of those defining moments and without it this country may have crumbled long ago. Farmers Troubles For the first few years of piece, after the Revolutionary War, the commercial and agrarian society’s future appeared to be in danger by a chain of debt bothering the postwar

  • The Whiskey and Shay's Rebellion

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    The Whiskey and Shay Rebellion There were many rebellions in the United States history, some peaceful and some violent. Shays' Rebellion in 1786 and the Whiskey Rebellion in 1794 are examples of two brutal rebellions that led to the deaths of many innocent people. Rebellions can develop due to many conditions including unfair laws, in this case the raised taxation of Whiskey, unfair treatment, and disagreements over sensitive topics. The Shays' Rebellion showed the Articles of Confederation was

  • Shay's Rebellion

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    “I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing” (Jefferson). Thomas Jefferson wrote these words in a letter to James Madison after hearing about Shay’s Rebellion while he was a foreign diplomat in Paris. After the rebellion happened, the “Shaysites” as they were called, were labeled as traitors to their country and the democratic form of government. But were they really? Many of the men fighting in the rebellion felt that they were being oppressed just as they had been under

  • Shay's Rebellion: The Goal Of The Constitutional Rebellion

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    Shay’s rebellion was an armed uprising led by a veteran of the Revolutionary War named Daniel Shays. The goal of this rebellion was to to prevent the prosecution of debt-ridden citizens. Governor James Bowdoin of Massachusetts put down the revolution. While the rebellion failed to realize its goal, the underlying conditions that allowed the revolution to take place were present. The common people of the colony still remained resentful and discontented. As a result of the general discontentment

  • Daniel Shays: Visionary Leadership

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    Daniel Shays Would you work for a government that expected you to put your life in jeopardy, did not pay you for your service and then try to seize your house and property to settle your debts? This is exactly what Daniel Shays’ government tried to do to him after returning home injured during the Revolutionary War. So why did he choose the path and become a member of the military? He didn’t, he had little choice due to financial debts! He was like many other young Americans at the time; without

  • Dissatisfied Commoners with The Results of The American Revolution

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    ...unite and fight for what they believed in. Unfortunately the government was able to put down all of the rebellions and maintain the slavery for a long time along with segregation and exploitation. Works Cited Banneker, Benjamin. Letter to Thomas Jefferson. Edited by Howard Zinn, and Anthony Arnove. New York, NY: Seven Stories Press, 2009. Clarke, Joseph. Letter about the Rebellion in Springfield. Edited by Howard Zinn, and Anthony Arnove. New York, NY: Seven Stories Press, 2009. Plumb, Joseph