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Shay’s RebellionDaniel Shays (bornHopkinton, MA in 1747and dying in Sparta, NYin 1825) was a decoratedContinental Army captainwho later helped lead arebellion and protestagainst politicians,economic injustice, andinequitable laws. Theseincluded excessive taxeson property, unjust courtactions, heavy pollingtaxes, the costlylawsuits, and an unstablecurrency. They pressed for an issue of paper money.The Revolutionary War was over, but the Constitutional Congress also hadyet to convene. The country was in chaos. Beginning in the summer of1786, the “Regulators,” as the rebels called themselves, forced courts inNorthampton, Great Barrington, Worcester and Concord to close,preventing the sitting of the courts. Massachusetts's Governor, JamesBowdoin, quickly raised an army by private subscription of 4,400 militiamenunder General Benjamin Lincoln to restore the courts and to protect thestate.On January, 25th, 1787, Shays led insurgents to the Federal Arsenal inSpringfield with about 1,500 armed men behind him. This was the high-water mark of this violent and wide-spread rebellion that crested in the

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Spring
Professor
Ms, Galvin
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Articles of Confederation, Massachusetts, Daniel Shays

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