Bacon's Rebellion Justified

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Are Bacon’s actions justified and is it right? Many historians believe Bacon’s Rebellion was unjustified and wrong, but many other historians believe his actions are benevolent. Bacon’s attack on the Natives is correct because the government was neglecting the citizens, teaching Natives the use of firearms, and the Natives stealing major crops from the citizens. Bacon played a major part in history, especially in the year of 1676 when Bacon’s Rebellion started. The rebellion started out by the Virginians rebelling against Governor William Berkeley because the Virginians resented him for being friendly towards the Native Americans even after their wrongdoings. Throughout the rebellion, there was a lot of injustice between the citizens and the …show more content…
The citizens felt that the Natives were more privileged and the citizens did not receive the same treatment as they did. The government left the citizens to be killed by the Natives since the government was such good friends with the Natives they did nothing to stop them. The citizens became outraged by the government so they pleaded help to Nathaniel Bacon which later ended in the Bacon’s Rebellion. In the letter written by Nathaniel Bacon’s Wife, she stated “...The Indians are killing the people daily [but] the Governor is so much their friend that he would not [allow] anybody to hurt one of the Indians; the poor people came to Nathaniel to desire him to help against the Indians...and he was willing to do them all the good he could...They did destroy a great many of the Indians, thanks be to God, and might have killed a great many more, but the Governor was so much the Indians' friend and our enemy that he sent the Indians word that Mr. Bacon was out against them that they might save themselves.” This evidence demonstrates that the government strongly neglected the citizens for their own benefits, since they had a trading system with the Natives, and the government was the one who received the profit. The government is supposed to keep the citizens safe instead of endangering them and letting their protest end. Due to this injustice, Nathaniel Bacon and …show more content…
The Natives invaded their area and took crops and it became a very great loss towards the residents. The Natives did this with our their consent and it was outrageous towards the citizens since it was them who was growing the crop. The Natives are becoming troublesome and its leading everyone to give for their despair since they can't do anything. Since the government is protecting them. In the letter written by Nathaniel Bacon’s Wife she stated “ I pray God keep the worst Enemy I have from ever being in such a sad condition as I have been in since my [previous letter to you], occasioned by the troublesome Indians, who have killed one of our Overseers at a plantation which we had, and we have lost a great stock of cattle and a good crop...which is a very great loss to us…” This evidence demonstrates that the Indivans overpowered the residents. Without hesitation, the Natives took their crop as it was theirs, and the government did nothing to stop them. This resulted in the residents asking and pleading Nathaniel assistant because no one else did anything. The Natives were careless and the residents were over it that they had the privilege to do anything they want. Nathaniel did anything he could and with his all his power and helped

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