Thursday, September 24, 2009

America operated under the Articles of Confederation until the Constitution was ratified 1788(?).
After the Revolution, Captain Daniel Shays found himself in debt and threatened with debtors prison. He led a revolt against tax collectors in western Massachuesetts, but this was quickly put down, although it created quite a scare for the new nations wealthy elites...the whole incident showed up the weakness of the Articles of Confederation. The end result was the Constitution and a stronger central government.


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