what did shays rebellion help congress realize

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Shay's Rebellion exposed the flaws and weakness in the Articles of Confederation. The federal government simply didn't have the power or resources to confront the rebellion. At this time, Congress did not have the power to collect taxes from the states, nor could they force the states to contribute men to support an army. This led to the Continental Congress convening in Philadelphia to decide the fate of the Articles of Confederation, and the drawing up of a new Constitution to give more power to the Feds.

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