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  Daniel Shays - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He led a small army of farmers in Shays' Rebellion, a revolt against the state government of Massachusetts from 1786-1787, and a seminal event in the history of the early United States.
Shays and his men were trying to prevent the Massachusetts Supreme Court from convening, fearing indictments against farmers in arrears.
Condemned to death in absentia on a charge of treason, Shays petitioned for amnesty in February 1788, and the petition was granted by John Hancock on June 13.
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 Shays' Rebellion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The rebels, led by Daniel Shays and known as Shaysites (or "Regulators"), were mostly small farmers angered by crushing debt and taxes.
Although Daniel Shays, a farmer from East Pelham and a former captain in the Revolutionary War, was most often identified as the overall commander of these forces, in fact leadership was collective among a number of local leaders.
Daniel Shays' unit was to the east in Palmer, Eli Parson's to the north in Chicopee, and Luke Day's across the Connecticut River in West Springfield.
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 Shays' Rebellion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shays and his followers were pursued by Lincoln's now-legitimate militia to Petersham, where they were defeated on February 3, 1787.
Shays and many of the leaders escaped to Vermont, where they were sheltered by Ethan Allen and other prominent Vermonters.
Shays himself was sentenced to death for treason, but he and many other leaders were pardoned by the newly-elected Massachusetts governor John Hancock.
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 Daniel Shays   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The uprising soon became known as "Shays' Rebellion" after an encounter between a force of about 800 farmersunder Shays, and a private militia unit of roughly the same size, at Springfield on September 26, 1786.
Shays and his men were trying to prevent the state supreme court from convening, fearingindictments against farmers in arrears.
Condemned to death in absentia on a charge of treason, Shays petitioned foramnesty in February 1788, and the petition was granted by John Hancock onJune 13.
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 Shays' Rebellion
The nominal leader of the movement was Daniel Shays, 39, a farmer who had served at the Battle of Lexington, been distinguished for his gallantry at the Battle of Bunker Hill and seen action at the crucial Battle of Saratoga in 1770 and at Stony Point.
Shays' Rebellion had a generally unifying effect upon the supporters of a stronger national government, and it was a lesson frequently invoked on the floor of the Federal Convention during the summer of 1787.
Daniel Shays was pardoned in 1788 and lived to an old age in New York state, as did Jason Parmenter in Vermont.
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 Shays Rebellion - History
IN JANUARY 1787 Daniel Shays, a hero of the American Revolution, and an army of farmers, enraged by the program of heavy taxes imposed by the state government in Boston to pay the costs of the Revolutionary War, launched an attack on the federal arsenal at Springfield, Massachusetts.
At the time of his death, Daniel Shays was described by the Concord Gazette and Middlesex Yeoman as having ended up poor and needy as a result of his "crooked path and errors of former days." Since that time Shays has become a folk hero.
Shay's enshrinement as folk hero has had its academic correlation in left-leaning scholars who have viewed the rebellion as an authentic expression of the true, democratic yeomanry who populated the farms and backcountry of the early United States.
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 Daniel Shays
Shays first became known as a leader in the rebellion when, at the head of about 1,000 men, he appeared at Springfield to prevent the session of the supreme court at that place.
Before advancing, Shays had sent a petition to Gem Lincoln, who was then two days' march from Springfield, proposing a truce till the next session of the legislature, but before a reply could reach him he attacked the arsenal at 4 P. on the afternoon of the 25th.
Shays, after living in Vermont about a year, asked and received pardon, and removed to Sparta, New York He was allowed a pension in his old age, for his services during the Revolution.
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 Shay's Rebellion: 1787
Daniel Shays, outraged by the denial of paper money to prevent foreclosure on the lands of hardworking farmers, led a rebellion against the government to prove how serious the farmers of the time were.
Shays needed backup and Luke Day and his fleet were supposed to come and aid Shays during the attack, but because of a lack in communication, Shays was defeated and forced to flee.
Shays was hit hard by the impact of the depression on not only himself, but seeing the effects that it had on his friends and family of the community.
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 Daniel Shays   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Shays was a veteran of the War for Independence, and is remembered principally for leading an uprising of disgruntled farmers in western Massachusetts in 1786.
Shays led his men in other actions as well, but the rebellion was finally put down by the spring of 1787.
Shays' Rebellion persuaded many of the wealthy to support ratification of the new Constitution of 1787, in the belief that it would provide for a defense against similar insurrections in the future.
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 Shays Rebellion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The '''Shays Rebellion''' (also '''Shays's''' or '''Shays'''') was an armed uprising in Western Massachusetts, United States, that lasted from 1786 to 1787.
Shays and his followers were pursued by General Lincoln's now-legitimate militia to Petersham, Massachusetts, where they were defeated on February 3, 1787.
Shays Rebellion strongly influenced the decision to call for the Constitutional Convention of 1787.
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 Shays, Daniel - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Shays, Daniel
In 1786 he led Shays Rebellion, an armed uprising of impoverished farmers, against the refusal of the state government to offer economic relief.
The riot was suppressed 1787 by a Massachusetts militia force, but it drew public attention to the plight of the western farmers and the need for a stronger central government.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
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 Main Idea II Post Test Questions
Daniel Shays was a man that fought to protect his views.
Daniel Shays believed that the tax was an unfair burden to the farmers in the west.
C. Daniel Shays believed that the tax was an unfair burden to the farmers in the west.
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 Daniel Shays   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Opposition to the established government soon began to coalesce around Daniel Shays and, by the end of August, Shays had gathered a ragtag ‘army’ of one thousand former soldiers and farmers throughout New England and New York.
At five, as the last of Shays’ men are leaving the city, a single man sets fire to the house of one of the wealthiest citizens of Springfield.
Daniel Shays’ army sits in Pittsfield, incapable of acting and licking his wounds of three months of fighting.
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 Daniel Shays - Term Explanation on IndexSuche.Com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The uprising soon became known as "Shays' Rebellion" after an encounter between a force of about 800 farmers under Shays, and a private militia unit of roughly the same size, at Springfield on September_26, 1786.
By the winter of 1786/7 there was open battle between government forces and rebels; after several skirmishes Shays and his men were defeated at Petersham,_Massachusetts on February_2, 1787.
Condemned to death in absentia on a charge of treason, Shays petitioned for amnesty in February 1788, and the petition was granted by John_Hancock on June 13.
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 Daniel Shays Rebellion, Whiskey Rebellion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
They were led by Daniel Shays (1747-1825), a captain during the American Revolution.
Shays himself later received a war pension for his service in the American Revolution.
Shays' Rebellion was one of several disturbances in different states.
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 Irish Echo Online - Arts
For Shays and his supporters, this event marked the beginning of the end of their armed resistance to what they believed was an oppressive state government run by men unwilling, in the midst of a severe economic depression, to lower taxes or prevent foreclosures on farms.
Daniel Shays was born in Northampton, Mass., in 1747, the son of Margaret Dempsey and Patrick Shay (spelled without the s at the end).
His son Daniel added to the confusion by appending the s at the end, a common practice in those days that derived from locals using the possessive form Shay's when referring to the family farm.
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 John Hancock's Big Toe and the Constitution by Gary North
Shays and several other rebel leaders were staying at a farm next door to the governor.
Shays' Rebellion was used effectively by the nationalists to scare voters into accepting both the legitimacy of the Convention and the legality of the Constitution.
Shays' Rebellion provided an opportunity for a majority of a group of 55 men, more than half of whom were lawyers, to break the law of the land and get away with it.
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 BookRags: Daniel Shays Biography
Daniel Shays was born in Middlesex County, Mass.
Elected to local office, he was soon representing them in county conventions (between 1782 and 1786), at which petitions were drawn reciting the farmers' distress and demanding relief for debtors in the form of paper money, reduction in government expenditures, restraints on court and attorney fees, and suspension of debt executions.
Perhaps the most significant impact of Shays' Rebellion was the impetus it gave the movement to replace the Articles of Confederation by a new constitution, creating a stronger national government.
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 Shays, Daniel - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
SHAYS, DANIEL [Shays, Daniel], c.1747-1825, American soldier and insurrectionist, b.
A farmer from W Massachusetts, he fought the British in the American Revolution and was made a captain of the 5th Massachusetts Regiment in 1777.
After the war he settled at Pelham, Mass., and became a leader in the revolt of small farmers that resulted from postwar economic depression; the uprising became known as Shays's Rebellion.
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 Impact of Shays Rebellion on the Constitution
Shays Rebellion was important not so much for the acts of rebellion itself as for pointing out the need for a stronger central government.
Among the important leaders of this rebellion was Daniel Shays, a Revolutionary War veteran from Pelham, and the rebellion came to be known as Shays Rebellion
The importance of Shays Rebellion was not so much the acts of rebellion themselves but how it pointed out the weakness of the Articles of Confederation for governing the United States.
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 Writings by Susan Dickinson: SHD Commonplace Book   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Shays and his forces had made an unsuccessful attack upon the militia under Gen Shepard at Springfield on the 25th, the purpose being to take the United States arsenal.
Notwithstanding the fact that the insurgents under Capt Shays were old continental soldiers, one discharge of a cannon, directed at the center of the rebel column, killing three men and wounding a fourth, was enough for Capt Shays, and his forces retreated without a musket being fired.
Capt Shays was greatly surprised, and he and his insurgent followers fled in all directions.
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 Springfield, MA -- A Site on a Revolutionary War Road Trip on US Route 20
However, Daniel Shays’ mounted soldiers in the rear, who were closer to the receiving end of the cannons, did respond.
Daniel Shays eventually retreated to Vermont, which at the time was an independent republic.
It was Shays’ Rebellion that put the final pieces in place to form the government of the United States — a true end to the Revolutionary War.
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 Shays' Rebellion
The leader of the rebel farmers, Daniel Shays, was a veteran of the Revolution and also a farmer from Pelham.
Shays replied that the rebellion was due to real grievances but that the people would disperse if given a general pardon, and asked for a truce until petitions could be presented to the legislature.
Daniel Gray, as chairman of a committee of rebels protesting the Massachusetts debtors' plight, wrote an address to the people of Hampshire County.
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 Shays's Rebellion - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Sentiment was particularly high against the commercial interests who controlled the state senate in Boston, and the lawyers who hastened the farmers' bankruptcy by their exorbitant fees for litigation.
When the state senate failed to undertake reform, armed insurgents in the Berkshire Hills and the Connecticut valley, under the leadership of Daniel Shays and others, began (Aug., 1786) forcibly to prevent the county courts from sitting to make judgments for debt.
Most of the leaders were pardoned almost immediately, and Shays was finally pardoned in June, 1788.
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 Definition of Shays' Rebellion
The crisis leading to the rebellion was precipitated by credit problems incurred after the American Revolutionary War, when many of the trade benefits of British colonialism vanished and British companies began to demand payment of debts.
The lack of a standing army under the government of the time (set up by the Articles of Confederation) forced the elites to create a private army to quell what was becoming an increasingly radical rebellion.
An extended conflict between the rebels (of some 2000 men) and the opposing private army (of around 5400 men) followed, resulting in the rebels' eventual defeat, although only four rebels were killed.
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 The American Revolution - Prelude to Constitution: Shays' Rebellion - Associated Content
In the beginning Captain Daniel Shays was not a part of the rebellion, however he soon came to lead the disparate groups joined together to rise against the government.
Shays' Rebellion as it came to be called shocked the fledgling nation.
Shays' Rebellion was an important catalyst of the Convention of 1787, although begun to discuss possible reparation of the Articles of Confederation soon turned into the Constitutional Convention, where the Constitution that we still follow to this day was drafted.
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