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    The Impact of Shay's Rebellion on the US Constitution

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    One historical event that you believe had the greatest impact on the development of the United States Constitution.

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    Shays' Rebellion is was of the most immediate and clear reasons the United States Constitution was conceived.

    After the close of the Revolutionary War, Great Britain completely closed off trade with the newly formed United States of America and the British West Indies. This effectively created great economic strain for many tradesmen as they were unable to get the raw materials they needed to produce their goods. As these economic times continued, debt continued to grow, especially among farmers. Many farmers were placed in debtors prison while their ...

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    A look at Shay's Rebellion and the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation. How did the Articles of Confederation fail? How was this addressed in the United States Constitution?