The Role Of The Rebellion In The Articles Of Confederation

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In the 1780s, the American Government was faced with many issues the Articles of Confederation failed to address. The voice and actions of many showed that the United States needed to allocate certain governmental powers in order to keep the republic from collapsing. One of such actions was Shays’ Rebellion, which emphasized the weakness of the Articles of Confederation and played a large role in the formation of the Constitution. The rebellion against the government of Massachusetts did not succeed, but it did reveal an important absence in the Articles of Confederation. According to George Washington himself, “he [Shays] did not conceive that there was energy enough in the Government to bring matters to the crisis to which they have been
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