The Shays Rebellion started in Massachusetts and lasted about one year from August 1786 to February 1787. The uprising, as stated, was in response to high taxes and horrible economic conditions. Foreclosures, executions of debt holders, and pure anarchy was just the tip of the iceberg of the world that Daniel Shay and his follower had to live through. Daniel Shay with his experience as a former officer during the Revolutionary War and his tactical knowledge of how to successfully lead a rebellion forced the US government to follow his demands. He was outraged that the governmental and economical freedoms that he fought for was being pressed upon him by his own country. The rebellion began with armed bands closing local courts and protecting debt holders that were on deaths row. From there the force quickly grew to were point were rebellion consisted of thousands of men and with the leadership of Daniel Shays and other key leaders forced the US’s government to act. Alas Daniel Shays was latter defeated in Pertersham and was forced to flee to Vermont. Along with his defeat his followers around several hundred participants were indicted on charges relating to the rebellion. “Most of these were pardoned under a general amnesty that only excluded a few ringleaders. Eighteen men, including Shays, were convicted and sentenced to death.” Most of these were either overturned on appeal, pardoned, or had their sentences commuted. “Two of the condemned men, John Bly and Charles Rose, were executed “on December 6, 1787”. Shays was pardoned in 1788 and he returned to Massachusetts from hiding in the Vermont woods latter that year.