Farmers, fighting against high taxes, followed the lead of Daniel Shays in an attempt to infiltrate the Springfield Armory. Massachusetts was later forced to adopt pro-debtor laws and regulations. Pro-debtor laws bypassed debt and printed more money. The movements started by Massachusetts citizens inspired a reform that benefited the lower-class. The rebellion led to the demise of the Articles of Confederation, as well.
The pueblo revolt was something that took place so quickly. The pueblos felt as if they were being used and decided to rebel against the Spanish. Before the pueblo revolt there was some other issues in history that lead up to this event. The American Revolution in 1776 was not a first war in America that fought for freedom, but before the American Revolution, there was another revolutionary war that fought for the same reasons. People seem to be forgetting and not realizing that we did have a revolutionary war before the American Revolution in 1776.
The Upper Canada Rebellion was, along with the Patriotes Rebellion in Lower Canada, a rebellion against the colonial government in 1837 and 1838. Collectively they are also known as the Rebellion of 1837, while the Patriotes Rebellion is also called the Lower Canada Rebellion. The government of Upper Canada was run by wealthy landowners known as the Family Compact. The British had set up the colonial government hoping to inspire the former American colonies to abandon their democratic form of government, but instead American democracy spread to Canada as well, leaving many dissatisfied with the Family Compact. William Lyon Mackenzie was one of the more radical reformers in Upper Canada; most reformers, such as Robert Baldwin, did not agree
The French, not at all like the Haitian slaves, were under a legislature as nationals and were trying to overthrow their current government. In doing so, they wanted to create a new government where they had rights that could settle their social needs as well as repair the damages caused by the war and decrease France’s debt. France was going through an internal battle because for 175 years the estates general wasn’t in session and when it was in session in 1789, King Louis XVI asked for more money but locked out the third estate. The third estate had no voice, rights and were just poor peasants suffering from having to pay 40% tax. Louis XVI was the king of France and thusly was considered in charge of its monetary emergency and the disparity of the French society.
The Revolutionary Era (1764-1789) (www.americaslibrary.gov) the era set up the fall for Great Britain. It would bring nations that were once under the tyranny of the king to become military and economic power houses in the future, the United States of America is one of these nations. It is located in North America. What caused the British colonists to come up in arms? The Boston Massacre (March 5, 1775) (www.history.com), occurred when a crowd of colonists heckled a group of British soldiers while they were on duty.
Manifest Destiny created problems with Native Americans including the Indian Removal Act. In the mid-nineteenth century, Native Americans were in control of most of the land east of the Mississippi River and almost all the West. Americans believe that “ Expansion hinged on a federal policy of Indian removal. The harassment and dispossession of American Indians - depended on manifest destiny’s belief in the divinely ordained process of putting land to its best use” (yawp). American’s desired expansion so much they removed Native Americans from their homes, places they had lived for years because it meant a little more land for them.
The whites believed Native Americans we alien creatures, unfamiliar, and occupied the land that the white settlers wanted. A couple of years earlier the American Republic, such as George Washington believed that the way to solve this “Native American Problem” was to teach the Native American how regular people are. In other words, to civilize the Native Americans. The Civilization Campaign meant to try to encourage Native Americans to change their religion to Christianity, learn and speak the English language, learn how to individualize ownership of property and money. The Choctaw, Chickasaw, Seminole, Creek, and the Cherokee tribes became known as the “Five Civilized Tribes.” The land that they belong at is: Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee is where the whites had came all of the
Adams successfully exploited the political and economic unrest in the colonies and raised opposition throughout Massachusetts towards the Stamp Act. Adams used many forms of opposition in the colonies, including creating committees to oppose the attempt of Parliament to establish taxes on the colonies, but his main form of protest was through nonimportation agreements. By creating a list of violators of the nonimportation agreements, Adams encouraged punishments of violators and therefore united the colonies in their effort. It was one of the first protests of taxation without representation in the colonies, and it showed the colonists that rebellion was possible with a strong
The Puritans brought these fears to Salem as they colonised New England in an attempt to flee religious maltreatment in Europe. However, ironically, the Puritans would establish a highly conservative and religiously intolerant settlement; a society where church and the government are a single, explicitly stringent, entity. The austere attitude of the Salem community in 1692-1693, at the start of the Salem Witch Trials, would become visible. This was a series of events that have become an infamous part of American colonial history for being described as “mass hysteria” as they consisted of prosecutions, executions and imprisonments that infiltrated Massachusetts. The prosecutions were held under the premise that locals within Salem had begun to act peculiarly: morphing their bodies unnaturally, becoming physically ill and incoherently babbling.
The Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed on May 30, 1854, which granted people the right to choose whether to be a free state or not within their territory. This act was strongly supported by the South, but disagreed by the North. Many people from both South and North migrated to Kansas and Nebraska, and tried to influence the election. The South was charged with fraud by the North, subsequently, the election yield nothing. The second election was soon established, nevertheless, the result turned out to nothing as well.
Hamilton introduced the first exercise of taxes to be placed on the manufacture, sale or consumption of certain commodities. The so called whiskey tax was taxes that had to be paid on the grain as it was delivered to the distillery. Thus not going over very well with farmers, in the summer of 1794 in Western Pennsylvania they marched in protest of the tax. The Federal Government used the Whiskey Rebellion as an example to prove that they could keep law and order. Washington and his troops set out to Pittsburg to deal with the rebellion.
Lastly, it prevented colonial leaders from buying the Natives’ land, and gave that right to the King. Parliament chose to pass this proclamation because of the events after the Seven Year War (French and Indian War). Native Americans were still fighting, despite the Treaty of Paris: Ottawa chief Pontiac
On December 26, 1786 Daniel Shays and the rebels revolted in Springfield, Massachusetts insisting that the state legislature address their issues, such as lack of money. However, Massachusetts shut down their rebellion by calling in their militia. The main cause of this nearly six month rebellion was money. The Massachusetts legislature voted on a heavy land tax. Farmers could not afford to pay these taxes.
10) The Whiskey Rebellion was significant because it showed that the government was willing and able to suppress oppositions with military force. The rebellion was a protest to Hamilton’s excise tax on spirits. The tax had cut demand for the corn whiskey the farmers distilled and bartered. Protestors waved banners that proclaimed the French revolution slogan “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity.” In response President Washington rallied a militia of 12,000 troops and dispersed the rebels.
What also triggered war was weakening relations with the Indians in the West. While the government tried to remove them from their lands to make room for settlers, they tried to civilize the Indians the best they could. The Indians that were acquired through the Louisiana Purchase were now significantly outnumbered by white settlers, and some tribes began to take on white ways of life, such as slavery and agriculture. Other Indians, called nativists, wanted to completely exterminate European influences and defy the settlement of their lands. The vote to declare war on Britain in 1812 reflected a divided nation between North and South.