“Her support is broader than I would like, but it's paper-thin,” Shays says.
“Linda McMahon is clearly not a fiscal conservative, which I am,” says Shays with flinty frustration.
Shays and his followers demanded decreased taxes and a paper currency.
When Shays' insurrection broke out, he assisted in its suppression.
Shays' rebellion engulfed the greater part of Western Massachusetts; but ten years passed, and it had sunk into a mere tradition.
There are no Shays in this country; but Bill had read the word somewhere, and thought it sounded respectable.
He drove Shays from place to place, captured his followers, and put down the rebellion.
Shays could not provide stores and equipment and was unable to maintain discipline.
Follow him to his New England home in the turbulent days of Shays' rebellion, paper money, stay and tender laws, and land banks.
Shays's war happened in the latter part of 1786 and the beginning of the following year.