What is Shay Rebellion?

Shays’ Rebellion, named after Daniel Shays, was an armed uprising from 1786 to 1787 in western and central Massachusetts. In what was considered the last battle of the Revolution, the rebels sought relief through lower taxes and the issuance of paper currency. The forced the closure of courts in western Massachusetts in an effort to prevent the courts from seizing the property of indebted farmers. You can find more information here: