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    Shays Rebellion

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    Most people deciphered this display as lawlessness and anarchy(Humphrey, 2003). Even though the tides calmed eventually, people were still unsettled by how the government was practically helpless in the situation. Thus, the public instigated a need to refine the national governing sectors. Some folks believed that the anxiety about the law system needed to be nipped in the bud before it produced corruption from within. In other words, the occurrence of Shays Rebellion captured people's attention and convinced many of them, including George Washington, that something had to be done in order to prevent the downfall of the national government(Humphrey,…

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    Post-Revolution America was not a fairy tale. It is common knowledge that war of any type is a rather expensive endeavor. Naturally at some point these costs of war must be paid regardless of the state of the economy. It further being common knowledge that the Federal Government of the United States was not allowed to levy taxes per the Articles of Confederation, as such this burden fell on the states. Shays Rebellion lead by Daniel Shays, was an uprising to close the courts and prevent property…

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    Shays’ Rebellion is a very controversial topic to discuss. There are many event that lead up to this famous rebellion. Daniel Shay led many farmers to rebel against tax collectors. The American Revolution made conflict begin among many. After fighting, Daniel Shay came home and then led this famous rebellion. With Shays’ Rebellion, there were many questions and opinions then and also now. Daniel Shays Daniel Shays was born in 1747, being the second child out of (what would be) six children. His…

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    Settlers in the American backcountry often protested to express the grievances with the Federal Government and the regulations and policies they set in place. Taxes of goods and crops were the root for the Whiskey and Shay Rebellions. The Shay Rebellion raised awareness for the need of s a stronger central government. Referring to the Shay Rebellion, historian Leonard L. Richards quotes, "fundamentally altering the course of U.S. history." Farmers in Massachusetts in 1786 were fed up with the…

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    Shays’ Rebellion Narrator (Aline):Times were hard for farmers in western massachusetts. Many of them owed money. When farmers couldn’t pay their debts, the court took away their farms. Families left without fathers and mothers were forced to beg in the streets. Rebellion leader (Rodgelyn): You're throwing me in jail because I can't pay my debts? I borrowed that money I owed because the government asked me to, so I could buy more grain to grow food for your army and the French army. (someone…

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    Shays Rebellion Thesis

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    Although shays rebellion led a group of farmers , nevertheless they should be considered heroes because they stood up for what they believed in. They were also put in jail unfairly for not paying taxes, and they spoke for other people not just themselves that is considered brave and a hero for others who do not speak out . The heroes stand up for what they believed in and that's precisely what the farmers did during shays Rebellion the people who have stepped up to demands right for themselves…

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    Shays Rebellion Analysis

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    topics from state to state, one might recall why in this great country of ours do our states and local governments reserve the right to have different standpoints and sign in different laws on the same topics and issues. It is imperative to the full understanding of how our complex government works to look back in history and review one historical occurrence in particular, Shays’ Rebellion. Daniel Shays, a farmer and retired officer of the continental army faced an issue…

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    Causes Of Shays Rebellion

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    In 1786 and 1787 a series of protests began in the states from New Hampshire to South Carolina but most significantly in Massachusetts. These protests became known as Shays’ Rebellion. This name came about from the leader of this rebellion, Daniel Shays from Massachusetts who was a former captain in the Continental army. These protests and rebellion came about when farmers in these states, Massachusetts especially, suffered from high debt as they tried to start new farms. There were many farms…

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    Nicholas Gilman, a representative from New Hampshire, believes that the unconventional Articles of Confederation need to be changed and the Constitution needs to be ratified. During 1786, in Massachusetts, a rebellion took place in response to increased taxes (“Shays’ Rebellion”). Farmers, led by Daniel Shay, gathered together to combat the local government (“Shays’ Rebellion”). Although this rebellion, known as Shays’ Rebellion, was eventually put to a stop, it was difficult for the government…

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    Shays Rebellion Dbq

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    After signing the declaration of Independence in 1776, the 13 Colonies were in search of their identity. The governing body at that time was the Continental Congress. Which was an important first step in the unification of the 13 states and in the development of the Articles of Confederation. These articles provided a form of union between the states but failed to provide a strong enough central government. The deficiency of power was evident by the lack of participation from the state…

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