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    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 death of many innocent people. Rebellions can develop due to many conditions including unfair laws, unfair treatment, and a disagreement over a sensitive topic. The Shays' Rebellion showed the Articles of Confederation was too weak, while the Whiskey Rebellion proved the Constitution to be a strong framework

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    In the book “Shays’ Rebellion: Authority and Distress in Post-revolutionary America”, Sean Condon shows us his outlook on how he saw post-revolutionary America to be within the late 1770’s and 1780’s. This book was released in 2015 by John Hopkins University Press, and was also made in a continuing book series by Peter Charles Hoffer and Willamjames Hull Hofer called Witness to History. The story takes us "Throughout the late summer and fall of 1786, farmers in central and western Massachusetts organized

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    The new government at the time was not ready for this rebellion and many feared this movement. This would be later know as Shays’ Rebellion. This rebellion would be led by a man known as Daniel Shays. “Daniel Shays' parents emigrated from Ireland to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the 1730s” (Shays). Daniel was born in the Massachusetts along with five others siblings. He would later grow up and marry Abigail Gilbert before he left for war. Shays’ military skills grew quickly and rapidly. He started

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    A progression of tax revolts by Massachusetts ranchers against the Massachusetts law making body in 1786-1787. Shays' Rebellion, the post-Revolutionary conflict between New England ranchers and traders that tried the unsafe organizations of the new republic, debilitated to dive the divided states into a common war. The Rebellion emerged in Massachusetts in 1786, spread to different states, and finished in a failed assault on a government munitions stockpile. It slowed down in 1787 with the decision

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    Daniel Shays Daniel Shays served role as an American officer in the American Revolution from 1775 to 1780 and also became known as one of the leaders of Shays Rebellion, which lasted from 1786 to 1787. In 1780 he resigned from the army, and settled in Pelham, Massachusetts, where he held numerous town offices. Soon after, wealth reigned in America at the signing of the peace treaty in 1783, but was quickly transformed into a severe economic depression. He began his rebellion when property holders

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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

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    Since when is fighting for what you believe in a bad thing? To summarize, Shays’ rebellion was caused because taxes were raised by 1000%, the farmers were jailed since they couldn’t pay, and 1,500 farmers stole weapons in which 4 were killed by local militia during the process. Although many people believe that the Shays’ supporters were rebels, nevertheless they were freedom fighters because they were fighting for their rights, being unlawfully punished, and the police were abusing their power.

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    Daniel Shay is a national criminal in the United States, and his crimes will not be taken lightly. When we catch him, he will be sentenced to prison, along with any other men who were on his side. In case you have not heard, Daniel Shay created a large uprising last year that is finally over now. We call it “Shay’s Rebellion,” but it is basically just one big protest that he and his farming community started. The reasoning for the rebellion was that a lot of the farmers in our country, specifically

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    Shays Rebellion “What country ever existed without a rebellion?” Shay's Rebellion is when taxes were raised and farmers were unable to pay them so they were thrown in jail. They were angry so they broke into the government arsenal and stole weapons. As a result the local militia killed four farmers. Some say the farmers were rebels nevertheless they were freedom fighters because they fight for what they believe in, they are pressed with harsh rules and they just want to be equal with the upper class

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    Shay’s Rebellion Shay’s Rebellion, in many history books, is often given no more than a short paragraph. This leads many people to believe that the rebellion was unimportant to the constitutional history of the United States. However, as is often the case, truth is rarely ever that simple. The real story of Shay’s Rebellion is complex and long and, most importantly, highly influential in America’s constitutional history. Many accounts of Shay’s Rebellion credit the insurgents’ unhappiness and anger

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