Shays' Rebellion, From Revolution to Constitution

Historic Scenes

Shays' Rebellion and the Making of a Nation recounts this event in six illustrated historic scenes with a prologue and an epilogue. Each scene is described from the perspectives of the key groups that were present. Move your cursor over the scene images below to reveal a brief description; click a scene detail to go to that scene.

August, 1774

Prologue: A Revolutionary People

February, 1788

Epilogue: Our Debt to Shays
Scene: War's End Scene: Boom and Bust Scene: Petition and Protest Scene: A Bloody Encounter Scene: Taking the Oath Scene: Making a Nation