Shays’ Rebellion and the Articles of Confederation | John Cashon's Musings Think we need a small, weak government? Not everyone did. "After the Revolutionary War, the country went into a deep post-war depression. The States were threatening war with each other, and there were armed uprisings and riots across the land. Things eventually got so bad that the country was on the verge of a civil war."
Seven super activities on the time period leading up to the Constitution. Activities on Shay's Rebellion, The Articles of Confederation, and the Federalist/Anti-Federalist Debate are all included. This packet assumes that you/your students have access to textbooks, handouts, and other informational material on the topics. These are activities to gain a higher level of understanding on what has already been taught and allow the students a chance to be creative and have some fun!
Shays's Rebellion Explained Repinned by Chesapeake College Adult Ed. We offer free classes on the Eastern Shore of MD to help you earn your GED - H.S. Diploma or Learn English (ESL). www.Chesapeake.edu
Daniel Shays, a farmer and Revolutionary War veteran, led other farmers to revolt. Shays and 1,200 followers demanded relief from various taxes and debts. In January 1786, with the use of force, rebels stopped the Supreme Court of Massachusetts from meeting. Within two months, the farmers were defeated in a clash with state militia. This ended their rebellion.