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...Shays' Rebellion and the Constitution


"I SAW THESE HISTORIC EVENTS COME ALIVE BEYOND ALL MY EXPECTATIONS. I RECOMMEND IT WITH ENTHUSIASM
to all who are either teaching or learning about the 'little rebellion' that served as a catalytic event in assembling the Convention that gave us our Constitution."
---James MacGregor Burns, Pulitzer Prize in History

 


Awards for "A Little Rebellion"
C.I.N.E.
Golden Eagle

American Film Festival
Red Ribbon


Long before the Civil War, there was a crucial time of civil unrest and protest that has been called our country's "first civil war" -- SHAYS' REBELLION. During Washington's presidency, veterans of the Revolution who were struggling for survival under a crushing economy felt betrayed by the new republic for which they had fought -- and took up arms against their government.

For students, teachers, and anyone fascinated by American history, this award-winning program brings conflicting viewpoints to life. James Madison, John Hancock, Noah Webster, Daniel Shays, and ordinary farmers and merchants alike were all stakeholders in shaping a better democracy out of America's Revolution.

"A Little Rebellion" fills in the blanks about the stormy decade between the Revolution and the Constitution, giving students a dramatic way to visualize and remember:

  • The economic crisis in the new republic
  • The powerlessness of the Continental Congress
  • The "chain of debt" and the spread of unrest throughout New England
  • The Constitutional Convention, with Madison's defense of the "Virginia Plan"
  • The ratification of the new Constitution
30 minutes, color

Audience:
Adult, College, High School, Middle School

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