Find out more about the history of
A violent insurrection in the Massachusetts countryside during 1786 and 1787,
The events that became known as
The role of
On January 25, 1787, Daniel Shays and his insurrectionists confronted a
Massachusetts state militia force outside the Springfield armory.
Movement by New England farmers desperate to be paid for the service in the
Revolutionary War. Farmer Daniel
This was the beginning of the end of the uprising known as
The crisis of the 1780s was most intense in the rural and relatively newly settled areas of central and western Massachusetts. Many farmers in this area suffered ...
Only three years after the American Revolution ended, thousands of Massachusetts citizens took up arms against their new state government. This site tells the ...