Articles Of Confederation Dbq

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America had just won the revolutionary war and became a free nation. Their constitution, the Articles of Confederation had many problems. Many farmer colonists felt like America was just another form of England with high taxes and unfair laws. Eventually, the depression was so bad the colonist got fed up and started to devise a plan. Daniel Shays was the leader of planning the rebellion. Colonists blocked courthouses so taxes could not be raised. There was no national army to put the rebellion down, Massachusetts had to rely on militia to end the rebellion. The colonists were going to invade the government however one of the rebels could not make it. They sent a letter but the government intercepted it this led to the rebels being out numbered.

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