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The Beginning of the Rebellion in 1786

On August 29, a well-organized force of protestors known as the Regulators, formed in Northampton, MA and successfully prevented the county court from sitting. This was known as Shays’ Rebellion, and it occurred 235 years ago. Shays’ Rebellion, (August 1786–February 1787) was an uprising in western Massachusetts in opposition to high taxes and stringent economic […]