Daniel shays, the leader of the revolt, was a former continental army captain who joined with other veterans and farmers to take up arms against the government for failing to address their. Revolutionary war figure he led a rebellion against massachusetts called shay's rebellion, which served the new nation of the united states as an example of the weakness of the articles of confederation, and prompted the nation's leaders to adopt a constitutional form of government born in. Paper one style dbq - shays rebellion historical context: daniel shays was a patriot farmer who fought in the continental army against the british when he returned home to western massachusetts following the war, he found that property taxes imposed to.
Daniel shays (born hopkinton, ma in 1747 and dying in sparta, ny in 1825) was a decorated continental army captain who later helped lead a rebellion and protest against politicians, economic injustice, and inequitable laws. Daniel shays (c1747 - september 29, 1825) was an american soldier, revolutionary, and farmer famous for being one of the leaders of shays' rebellion, a populist uprising against oppressive debt collection and tax policies in massachusetts in 1786 and 1787. To george washington from benjamin lincoln daniel shays capt5 and two senate resolutions regarding shays' rebellion, adopted on 4 february in its letter. They were led by daniel shays (1747-1825), a captain during the american revolution shays' rebellion lasted from august 1786 to february 1787 the agitators objected to heavy land and poll taxes, the high cost of lawsuits, high salaries of state officials, oppressive court decisions, and dictatorial rulings of the state senate.
David p szatmary, visiting assistant professor in the history department at the university of arizona, has written a fascinating study of shays' rebellion this uprising of yeoman farmers in. From the articles of confederation to the us constitution in 1786 daniel shay and hundreds of poor farmers led a rebellion in western. Shays ' rebellion was an armed uprising in massachusetts, mostly in and around springfield during 1786 and 1787 american revolutionary war veteran daniel shays led four thousand rebels (called shaysites) in a protest against perceived economic and civil rights injustices.
The fate of elephants at pilanesberg national park elijah kellogg 9781436750936 a report and assessment of the daniel shay rebellion 1436750938 a from the founder. The main leader of the rebellion, yesterday at the springfield arsenal, was daniel shays he was a farmer who served as captain in the revolutionary war he had served at the battle of lexington, he had also been distinguished for his soldiering at the battle of bunker hill, and had seen the crucial action at saratoga in 1770. This journal article provides a brief overview of the context in which shays' rebellion takes place and then addresses the role of the primary source documents presented the first document introduced is a letter from general william shepard to the governor of massachusetts james bowdoin and reports the successful defense of the springfield.
This letter, dated 25 january 1787, was written by daniel shays and daniel gray, two of the leaders of shays' rebellion, a revolt by citizens of central and western massachusetts against the commonwealth of massachusetts during 1786 and 1787 over oppressive taxation and unresponsive government. Shays ' rebellion was an armed uprising that took place in central and western massachusetts in 1786 and 1787 the rebellion was named after daniel shays, a veteran of the american revolutionary war and one of the rebel leaders. The rebellion took its name from its symbolic leader, daniel shays of massachusetts, a former captain in the continental army diana hart 2006 pearson education, inc prentice hall ancient civilizations. Question 2 23 out of 25 points explain the reasons behind the failure of the articles of confederation describe the part shay's rebellion played in the decision to revise the articles.
Shays' rebellion was one of the catalysts for the constitutional convention of 1787 this right here is a picture of daniel shays, who was one of these poor. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include daniel shays' service in the continental army and what members of his rebellion were called quiz & worksheet goals use these assessment tools. View full weather report in deerfield describing the principal battle of shay's rebellion in springfield shays ' rebellion was led by revolutionary war veteran daniel shays against.