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Shays's Rebellion

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Shays's Rebellion


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Khan Academy
Type: Informational Material


This article from Khan Academy provides an overview of Shays's Rebellion which was an armed rebellion in the newly-formed United States of America that led to the creation of a stronger central government. Students can read the article and answer the questions at the end as an assessment.  The article can be assigned through Google Classroom.

Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 12
United States Government
2 ) Summarize the significance of the First and Second Continental Congresses, the Declaration of Independence, Shays' Rebellion, and the Articles of Confederation of 1781 on the writing and ratification of the Constitution of the United States of 1787 and the Bill of Rights of 1791.

Unpacked Content
Strand: History, Civics and Government
Course Title: United States Government
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
  • Describe how key political events and documents of the American Revolution led to the emergence of various political beliefs and goals embedded within the American Constitution and Bill of Rights.
  • Outline the path of the American Revolution from the declaring of independence to the formation of a constitutional democracy.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • reactionary
  • ratification
  • liberalism (Western Civilization meaning)
  • Continental Congress
  • Articles of Confederation
  • American Revolution
Students know:
  • Basic chronology of the American Revolution.
  • Impact of key events in the American Revolution in respect to how they shaped the political goals and ideology of the Founding Fathers.
Students are able to:
  • Place into chronological order key political events of the American Revolution.
  • Interpret primary documents from the American Revolution identifying how key concepts of these led to the formation of American government.
Students understand that:
  • The different events of the American Revolution led to an evolution of the political goals of the Founding Fathers.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.USG.AAS.12.2- Recognize the importance of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.
SS.USG.AAS.12.2a- Place into chronological order key political events of the American Revolution.

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Author: Ginger Boyd