Friday, March 1, 2013

The Rebellion

     ~The Rebellion~

                                        People are still talking about what happened a
few months ago with "Shays Rebellion".What is "Shays rebellion"?If you havent heard about it yet it all started on August 29th 1786 when the farmers couldn't sell their goods.When they couldn't sell their goods,they couldn't pay their taxes.That didnt work out so well for them because the officials came took away their land and threw them right in jail.The farmers soon grew to hate the government.Danielle Shay then led over 1,000 farmers right here in town to Spring Feilds to our arsensal, to get guns and ammunition.So when the officials came again we shot over their heads so they would get scared and leave,but they kept coming back.We were then forced to shoot again.Four were found dead."A little rebellion is a good every now and then"say Thomas Jeferson.Right now as an american our town wont be able to handle any more violence if they can't control some of the farmers,im just waiting what crazy thing is going to happen next.

                                                                            Written and edited by:Vivian Boren

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Sons&Daughters of Liberty

The sons and daughters
Were the ones who were not afraid they boycotted against the Stamp Act,Sugar act, the Townshend Act and more.

The Daughters of Liberty
Were successful Colonial American group.Abigail Adams and Deborah Franklin are two of the daughters.All the daughters did mass spinning bees where they organized in various colonial cities to make homespun substitutes.Besides that all the daughters became instrumental in upholding the boycotts particularly where there was tea involved.Some woman were not sympathetic to patriot cause, but the ones who were displayed their loyalty by participating in boycotts like the tea act and the stamp act.The name "Daughters of Liberty"
was inspired from the Sons of Liberty.They were found somewhere in 1776 in Boston.

The sons of liberty fought
Against British tax policies.They had many rituals all around,the clubs could of been found up and down the colonial sea bored.Their secret clubs had secret code words,medals and symbols,the sons originally formed these groups because of the stamp act.The Sons of Liberty did what most clubs would of done.Threats and intimidation where their weapons were against tax collectors causing most of them to flea town.The groups started in Boston in 1765 but soon there were groups in every colony.Some of there names are Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin,William Pitt and John Hancock.The name "Sons of Liberty" started when someone called them it and the name stuck.

There fore the Sons and
Daughters of Liberty were a big part of the boycotts that were against the people of the British tax policies.They protested against the Stamp Act,Tea act,Townshend Act and more.