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American National Government: Democracy
Resources to help understand American political development.
In "Common Sense" Paine spoke to the ordinary American, challenged the authority of the British government and monarchy, and wrote what is considered to be the first work asking for independance from Great Britain.
This site tells the story of Shays' Rebellion, and a crucial period in our nation's founding. The Shays’ Rebellion website is the result of a collaboration among Springfield Technical Community College (STCC), the Springfield Armory, and the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association (PVMA).