Shays' Rebellion: Significance & Effects


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What were the Articles of Confederation?

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1. Daniel Shays' and other similar protestors were uniting in response to what?

2. Which of these did the Regulators successfully manage to accomplish?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These questions will quickly test your understanding of the events of Shays' Rebellion. You will be quizzed on the causes and major effects of this event.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz/worksheet set you'll assess your knowledge of:

  • The reason Shays and his followers rose up
  • Successes of the Regulators
  • The Articles of Confederation

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as the Articles of Confederation
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what resulted from this rebellion
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the reason Shays and his followers rebelled and how they were stopped

Additional Learning

You can learn more about this period of insurrection by reading the lesson titled Shays' Rebellion: Significance & Effects. This lesson explains:

  • The strength of the government under the Articles of Confederation
  • Arguments made by Daniel Shays and those who supported him
  • The fate of Daniel Shays