History of the Constitutional Convention – Episode 6

Ned Ryun continues his series on the Constitutional Convention.

In this Episode:

  • Massachusetts war debt and the raising of land taxes.
  • Disgruntled farmers lead a rebellion under Daniel Shays.
  • Famous figures give their opinion on Shays’ Rebellion.
  • The rebellion is thwarted and some rebels suffer consequences.
  • Massachusetts recovers economically, but Shays’ Rebellion still remains in the delegate’s minds as they head to Philadelphia.