Shays’ Rebellion

The Shays’ Rebellion happened in the 1780’s. Farmers were fed up with the way they were treated  and took matters in their own hands.


The crisis of the 1780s was most intense in the rural and relatively newly settled areas of central and western Massachusetts. Many farmers in this area suffered from high debt as they tried to start new farms. Unlike many other state legislatures in the 1780s, the Massachusetts government didn’t respond to the economic crisis by passing pro-debtor laws (like forgiving debt and printing more paper money). As a result local sheriffs seized many farms and some farmers who couldn’t pay their debts were put in prison. Click here to learn more.



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