Early Rebellions Mini-lesson

Lesson Plan

As a new country, the United States experienced a lot of growing pains. This mini-lesson highlights some of the citizen rebellions that occured in the nation's first decades, and how the government grew to respond. It always boiled down to one thing... money. 


  • Recognize how various individuals and groups contributed to the development of the U.S. government.
  • Trace the impact of significant events that surrounded the founding of the United States.
  • Big Ideas: Articles of Confederation, taxation, Shay’s Rebellion, Whiskey Rebellion, national debt, Fries’s Rebellion, tax collectors, stronger national government


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