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Why is Shays's Rebellion significant in the course of our country?
It showed that the country's military was organized and well-funded
It showed that the Articles of Confederation were successful and efficient
It showed government officials that something needed to change
It inspired Americans to become Supreme Court justices
Citizens are protected against cruel and unusual punishment from the ... Amendment.
Why has the U.S. Constitution survived so many years?
It gives more power to the states than people or the national government
It has a strong structure that allows flexibility over time
It is very specific and has no gray area
It is easy to amend
Under the Articles of Confederation, Congress was not given many powers because...
Citizens feared a strong national gov't
Courts were given sole responsibility in the gov't
Citizens were utilizing self-government
Washington was given sole executive powers
Why did Shays lead a rebellion against the government?
Shays wanted to become President of the new nation
Shays was angry about women getting the vote
Shays wanted to halt government seizure of land and the use of debtors prisons
Shays was a loyalist who wanted to return to rule by the English king
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