Shays rebellion, January 1787. US Continental army goes into Mass. To put down the ‘rebelling farmers with pitchforks’ How did Shays rebellion ‘scare’ the revolutionary leaders of government?. The Federalist Papers.
US Continentalarmy goes into Mass. To put down the ‘rebelling farmers with pitchforks’
How did Shays rebellion ‘scare’ the revolutionary leaders of government?
were written and published during the years 1787 and 1788 in several New York State newspapers to persuade New York voters to ratify the proposed constitution.
consist of 85 essays outlining how this new government would operate and why this type of government was the best choice for the United States of America.
TIME: 1780s were a tumultuous decade. FEAR the country might sink into CHAOS.
PLACE: Philadelphia, PA
2nd largest city in US (28,000)
Very hot summer. Windows-doors were kept closed to promote candid discussions.
Some days were extremely uncomfortable
Only delegate to take thorough notes of convention
Knew how to create a democratic framework that would last
Co-wrote the Federalist Papersto ensure ratification (Alexander Hamilton & John Jay)
Will become the 4th President of the United States