"The drama of the Shays’ Rebellion is vividly captured in this one hour documentary. A truly unique History Channel production, Shays’ Rebellion: America’s First Civil War is presented in animation format created by Oscar® nominee Bill Plympton with a musical score that evokes the tensions and surprises of this pivotal chapter in post-Revolutionary history. This documentary will be of particular appeal to young people, as its innovative style will draw them into this little known but critical turning point in United States history. Though the rebellion was ultimately unsuccessful, it had profound results that changed America forever. In the wake of the Shays’ rebellion, the states moved quickly to hold a Constitutional Convention that eventually led to the drafting of the Constitution and later, the Bill of Rights. In many ways, it was Shays Rebellion that persuaded General George Washington, who had retired after the war, to return to politics and accept the crucial role of the nation’s first president. This program would be an excellent addition to course units on the Revolutionary era, revealing the tenuous nature of the republic during its chaotic and formative early years." - History Channel
This video guide comes with 18 questions aimed at helping students maintain focus during the video. This also comes with an answer key. I have included a link to the video (although it is not the greatest quality - nevertheless, it should work). Enjoy!
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