Causes And Consequences Of Bacon's Rebellion, 1877-1877
History is often recounted through a series of key conflicts--their causes, courses and consequences. From European colonization through 1877, major conflicts were provoked, discussed and resolved through influential writings. Examining this period of American History with a focus on the influential texts of the time provides invaluable insight into major historical events.
The second half of the fifteenth century was a time of economic revival, population expansion, technological advancement and the height of the Renaissance in Europe. Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press in 1440 and by 1500, printing presses were in operation throughout Western Europe. By the late fifteenth century, West African empires …show more content…
However, conflict between Jamestown settlers and the peoples of the Powhatan Confederacy, along with conflict between old and new planters culminated in Bacon’s Rebellion in 1675. “The Declaration of the People, against Sr: Wm: Berkeley, and Present Governors of Virginia” written by Nathaniel Bacon highlights the sources of this conflict. Bacon’s Rebellion and the ideals behind his grievances led to the eventual defeat and dispersion of the Powhatan Confederacy, and also triggered the shift from a system of indentured servants to a system of racial …show more content…
The first Great Awakening was largely successful because of its ability to inspire even illiterate slaves. However, there were written accounts of the skill and persuasiveness of preachers from the first Great Awakening, such as Benjamin Franklin’s 1739 account of George Whitefield. Many preachers also published letters and even journals.
Conflict between imperial Britain and American colonists reached its height during the mid eighteenth century as the colonists reacted the Britain’s continued attempts at taxation without representation. American revolutionary Thomas Paine inspired Americans to declare independence from Britain with the publication of two pamphlets in 1776: Common Sense and The American Crisis. The well-known Declaration of Independence was drafted at the Second Continental Congress meeting and signed on July 4, 1776. The Paris Peace Treaty was signed September 3, 1783, officially ending the Revolutionary