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The ruins of Daniel Shays's fortified settlement reveal the hidden story of the famous rebellion. Shays and the Regulators founded the settlement deep in the Vermont wilderness after fleeing the uprising they led in 1787 in Massachusetts. Rediscovered in 1997 and under study since 2013, these remnants divulge secrets of Shays's life that previously remained unknown, including his connection to Millard Filmore and the Anti-Federalist lawyer John Bay. As the leader of the site's first formal study, Stephen D. Butz weaves together the tale of the archaeological investigation, along with Shays's heroic life in the Continental army, his role in the infamous rebellion that bears his name and his influence on American law.
Shay and Rock have been through all kinds of trials and tribulations within their eight-year relationship, and are ready to tie the knot. In the midst of their happiness, Shay's best friend Laila moves in with the couple in an attempt to lure him away from the altar. Rock is not feeling this at all; but with a secret between he and Laila lingering in the air, he will have no choice but to accept her passes. Will Shay stay and continue to deal with Rock's buffoonery, or will she pack her bags and move back in with her sisters? The only way to find out would be to delve into the lives of South Carolina's most popular couple, Shay and Rock.
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During the bitter winter of 1786-87, Daniel Shays, a modest farmer and Revolutionary War veteran, and his compatriot Luke Day led an unsuccessful armed rebellion against the state of Massachusetts. Their desperate struggle was fueled by the injustice of a regressive tax system and a conservative state government that seemed no better than British colonial rule. But despite the immediate failure of this local call-to-arms in the Massachusetts countryside, the event fundamentally altered the course of American history. Shays and his army of four thousand rebels so shocked the young nation's governing elite—even drawing the retired General George Washington back into the service of his country—that ultimately the Articles of Confederation were discarded in favor of a new constitution, the very document that has guided the nation for more than two hundred years, and brought closure to the American Revolution. The importance of Shays's Rebellion has never been fully appreciated, chiefly because Shays and his followers have always been viewed as a small group of poor farmers and debtors protesting local civil authority. In Shays's Rebellion: The American Revolution's Final Battle, Leonard Richards reveals that this perception is misleading, that the rebellion was much more widespread than previously thought, and that the participants and their supporters actually represented whole communities—the wealthy and the poor, the influential and the weak, even members of some of the best Massachusetts families. Through careful examination of contemporary records, including a long-neglected but invaluable list of the participants, Richards provides a clear picture of the insurgency, capturing the spirit of the rebellion, the reasons for the revolt, and its long-term impact on the participants, the state of Massachusetts, and the nation as a whole. Shays's Rebellion, though seemingly a local affair, was the revolution that gave rise to modern American democracy.
To make sense of the U.S. Constitution, it is crucial to understand exactly how it came into being. Far from being a divine gift, as is often depicted, the nation's fundamental law was a last-ditch effort to prevent the collapse of the Confederation of States that had been born out of revolution a dozen years earlier. Federalists made use of peaceful protests by unpaid revolutionary soldiers - Shays' Rebellion - to raise unwarranted fears of a levelers' (i.e., communistic) uprising and thereby goad the thirteen states into ceding some power to the central government. In effect, it was the first "Red Scare" that brought the Constitution into being, thanks largely to one "indispensable" American, George Washington, but that achievement came with compromises, including the legal protection of slavery, whose shadows we still cope with today.
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