Shays Rebellion (39 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Lucas Paul Richert (University of Saskatchewan)


On 25 January, a group of debt-ridden, angry farmers in Massacusetts carried out a rebellion, named after its leader, Daniel Shays. The incident, Shay's Rebellion, helped galvanize support for a new structure of government that better protected the various states.

Richert, Lucas Paul. "Shays Rebellion". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2009
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