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Shays" Rebellion and the Constitution in American history

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Published by Enslow Publishers in Berkeley Heights, NJ .
Written in English



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Describes the attempted revolt of Massachusetts farmers and yeomen which revealed the instability of the Articles of Confederation and the need for a stronger Constitution.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 110) and index.

StatementMary E. Hull.
GenreJuvenile literature.
SeriesIn American history
LC ClassificationsF69 .H94 2000
The Physical Object
Pagination112 p. :
Number of Pages112
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL43223M
ISBN 100766014185
LC Control Number99037012

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Like the Articles of Confederation, Shay's Rebellion is one of those periods of American history that gets glossed over. Richards did his research and uncovers the unpleasant fact that the original states weren't exactly bastions of democracy and by: 2. In Shays's Rebellion: The American Revolution's Final Battle, Leonard Richards reveals that this perception is misleading, that the rebellion was much more widespread than previously thought, and that the participants and their supporters actually represented whole communities--the wealthy and the poor, the influential and the weak, even members of some of the best Massachusetts families/5. Highlighting the colorful personalities of the Regulator leaders, including Daniel Shays, the man who inspired a movement, Hull shows how Shays' Rebellion not only affected the local government, but also inspired the creation of the United States Constitution. Shays' Rebellion and the Constitution in American history.   Shays' Rebellion and the Constitution in American history Shays' Rebellion and the Constitution in American history by Hull, Mary. Publication date 1 A Violent Uprising Life After the Revolution Petitions and Protest Armed Rebellion The Impact of Shays' Rebellion --Timeline Access-restricted-item true AddeddatePages:

Shays' Rebellion and the Constitution in American History. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow Publishers. Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide) Hull, Mary, Shays' Rebellion and the Constitution in American History. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow Publishers, MLA Citation (style guide) Hull, Mary. turning point in United States history. Though the rebellion was ultimately unsuccessful, it had profound results that changed America forever. In the wake of the Shays’ rebellion File Size: 55KB.   The specter of Shays’ Rebellion informed the debate over the framing of a new U.S. Constitution, providing fuel to Alexander Hamilton and other Federalists who .   A week later on February 4, Lincoln’s men ambushed Shays and his men at a camp in Petersham and crushed the main rebellion. Insurgent leaders including Shays .

Shays and his army of four thousand rebels so shocked the young nation's governing elite—even drawing the retired General George Washington back into the service of his country—that ultimately the Articles of Confederation were discarded in favor of a new constitution, the very document that has guided the nation for more than two hundred years, and brought closure to the American Revolution. How an uprising of debtors and small farmers unwittingly influenced the U.S. hout the late summer and fall of , farmers in central and western Massachusetts organized Shays’s Rebellion is aimed at scholars and students of American history. Sign up for more information on JHUP Books. Subscribe Now. Also Recommended. Shays’s Rebellion, which occurred from summer through winter , was an armed uprising in western Massachusetts against the state government and was, quite possibly, the crystallizing event that occasioned the constitutional change in Philadelphia during the summer of Most of the leaders were pardoned almost immediately, and Shays was finally pardoned in June, The rebellion influenced Massachusetts's ratification of the U.S. Constitution; it also swept Bowdoin out of office and achieved some of its legislative goals.