Analyze The Causes Of Shay's Rebellion

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In the late 1786 and early 1787, Shay’s Rebellion who was named after one of the leaders of the rebellion and a veteran of the War of Independence, Daniel Shay, was an uprising of debt-ridden farmers in Massachusetts seeking debt relief through insurance of paper currency and lower taxes, to prevent courts from seizing their properties. The farmers believed they were acting in the spirit in of the Revolution. Governor James Bowden showed no sympathy and sent the army. January 1787, the rebels were dispersed and more than one thousand rebels were arrested. “But the uprising was the culmination of a series of events in the 1780’s that persuaded an influential group of Americans that the national government must be strengthened so that it could