Constitutional Era

Shay Rebellion

  • Was an armed uprising in Massachusetts
  • Reform of state government, later its overthrow
  • Started on August 29,1786
  • Daniel Shays
  • Job sattuck

Whiskey Rebellion

  • The excise tax, a tax on alcohol, sparked the Whiskey Rebellion
  • Whiskey sometimes used for trading in the early days of the united states, which helped to make this tax unpopular in some circles
  • President George Washington personally led troops to quell the whiskey Rebellion
  • George Washington
  • Alexander Hamilton
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Constitutional Convention

  • The hundred day debate known as the Constitutional Convention was one of the most momentous occurrences in United states Constitutional History.
  • The Constitutional Convention took place from May 14 to September 17, 1787, in Philadelphia
  • 70 Delegates had been appointed by the original states to attend the constitutional convention, but only 55 were able to be there. Rhode Island was the only state to not send any delegates at all.
  • James Madison
  • Alexander Hamilton
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