Chapter 6-pgs 196-203 - A.P US Mods 6/7/8 Notes for pgs...

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A.P. US Artem Kholodenko Mods 6/7/8 0109 Notes for pgs. 196-203 Shay’s Rebellion Dan Shays Some Disagree w/Rebellion The Philadelphia Convention James Madison The Virginia Plan - By 1786 there was a strong economic depression, but the  government voted to pay off the debt in 3 years - A rebellion was needed because the taxes were being rapidly  increased to produce revenue, especially in Mass. - He was a farmer and a evolutionary officer who led 2,000 men in  3 western counties to prevent the foreclosure on farms of those  who couldn’t pay their taxes  - His followers won support of the Mass. legislature and in 1787 cut  taxes and pardoned their leaders - The group originally wanted to seize the weapons of the  government to fight with, and these types of rise ups against the  weak government showed needed criticism of the people  - In the south the colonists were coming out of a depression thanks  to increase in tobacco & food exports to Europe; also, the small  isolated families were indifferent to the politics; yet the dissatisfied  minority of the Confederation was growing - Merchants and sailor wanted a powerful government to secure  trade privileges and land-livers wanted more protection from the  Indians - Shortly before the rebellion, a gathering of reps. from 5 states met  in Annapolis, MD; they wanted to promote interstate commerce  but instead proposed amendments to the Article of Confed. And  the congress told the leaders to meet in Philly for a major  gathering - In May 1787, 55 delegates from everywhere but R.I. came to  Penn. State House in Philly (Independence Hall), along w/  Washington, Franklin, Dickinson, Morris, Hamilton, Madison –  most wealthy & in their 30ies & over  ½  lawyers - All agreed to complete secrecy and no one talked about it -
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