Shays' Rebellion: Definition & Summary


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Daniel Shays was a General in the Continental Army.

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1. States were taxing farms heavily and farms in Massachusetts that could not pay were

2. When farmers decided to take action, they held meetings and petitioned similar to

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of Shays' Rebellion. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include Daniel Shays' service in the Continental Army and what members of his Rebellion were called.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Ways in which the Rebellion was successful
  • How members of Shays' Rebellion were known
  • Punishment for Massachusetts' farms unable to pay taxes

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Shays' Rebellion
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the location of the armory targeted in the Rebellion
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to determine how the farmers' actions resembled actions taken in a past conflict

Additional Learning

If you're interested in learning more, check out the lesson called Shays' Rebellion: Definition & Summary. Find additional details on:

  • Economic conditions after the American Revolution
  • Actions against farmers who couldn't pay taxes
  • Key figures and events in the Rebellion
  • The aftermath and legacy of Shays' Rebellion