Shays' Rebellion occurred due to
the actions of Patriots in the militias who demanded the opportunity to exact revenge on Loyalists.
a perceived need to respond to Native attacks on frontier dwellers.
a clash in Vermont between those who wanted to apply for statehood and those who wanted to become part of English Canada.
the frustrations of rural Massachusetts farmers over high taxes and mounting debts.
Northeastern shippers and sailors' demands that the government do something about predatory acts by pirates based out of the Mediterranean.