What Were The Causes Of Shays Rebellion

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Shays’ Rebellion During Shays’ Rebellion, what were the farmers considered? Farmers were being taxed 1000% more after the Revolutionary War and since they weren’t able to pay they went to jail. 1,500 men decided to break into the government’s arsenal and steal weapons. All of that triggered the local militia which led them to killing four farmers. Although people think of the farmers as rebels, nevertheless the farmers were freedom fighters because they fought against unlawful punishment, stepped up to demand rights, and fought for money that they weren’t given. Farmers fought against unlawful punishment because the government illegitimately punished them. In this case unlawful means that something that was done was contrary to the law or
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