What did Daniel Shays "shotgun reforms" hope to gain?

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What Daniel Shays hoped to gain was (to him) a fairer break for poor farmers.  He felt that the government was set up in a way that favored the rich and that it worked against the common people.  In that way, you can say that he was a lot like...

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What Daniel Shays hoped to gain was (to him) a fairer break for poor farmers.  He felt that the government was set up in a way that favored the rich and that it worked against the common people.  In that way, you can say that he was a lot like many of the people who are angry at the US government today.

During Shays's time, a lot of poorer farmers were in terrible debt.  The economy was pretty bad following independence.  Farmers were losing their land as their debtors foreclosed on them.  Shays hoped to institute reforms that would prevent this from happening.  He hoped to make the government more responsive to the common people.

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