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    It was one of the very first rebellions ever to take place following the English colonization of North America. A rebellion that would pave the way for shocking repercussions in the formation of our history as a country and a people: Bacon’s Rebellion. In this paper I will be explaining who Nathaniel Bacon was, what exactly he did, why Nathaniel did this, and most importantly the results of his actions. The story begins on January 2nd, 1647 at Friston Hall, in the small region of Suffolk, England. On this day, a small baby boy by the name of Nathaniel Bacon was born. He was the only son of Thomas Bacon who was a wealthy and respected landowner. Nathaniel was remembered as being “Young, bold, active, of an inviting aspect, and powerful elocution.”(as…

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    In 1676 Nathanial Bacon led a rebellion against Governor William Berkeley, the rebellion was called Bacon’s Rebellion. This rebellion brought people of similar ideology about class together to fight for what they believed to be justice. Both Africans and Englishmen joined together under Bacon to rebel against the Native Indians having access to more land. This rebellion would eventually be engrained into the to the ideology surrounding America as “White Supremacy.” The rebellion draws upon…

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    Bacon’s Rebellion Bacon’s Rebellion put the self-governed state of Virginia to a test. Virginia was undergoing an economic, political and social transition. Nathaniel Bacon lead the Virginian settlers in 1676 in a rebellion to challenge Governor William Berkeley’s authority. The colonist chose Bacon, “a leader they hardly knew” (Beverley 1), and turned to go against Berkeley, a man “whom they all entirely loved” (Beverley 1). Bacon’s Rebellion was a major event that helped shape America to…

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    What would you do if your government didn’t want to help you with enemies because they didn't want to risk war? In Bacon’s Rebellion in 1676, backcountry farmers led by Nathaniel Bacon, a British aristocrat, rebelled against tidewater planters who occupied prime real estate and were led by William Berkeley, the governor of Virginia. Bacon’s rebellion was a power struggle between two stubborn, selfish leaders, Nathaniel Bacon and Governor Sir William Berkeley who fought over Indian policy.…

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    The Bacon's Rebellion was about a group of slaves that gained there freedom by working for slavery for 5 to 7 years and when they were free they seek land, however they were unable to because of the Indian's would not allow them to share the land, therefore when the issue was addressed they were rejected due to the Governor Berkley had a secret trade agreement with the Indians. However these events caused a rebellion against the Indians, because once again this was another fight for the…

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    The few records from Bacon’s rebellion in the English colony of Virginia allows historians ample room to interpret the event. Some regard Bacon as an American hero for initiating the largest and most multicultural rebellion prior to the revolution while others entitle him as an irrational, barbarous anti-hero for his violent actions; however the more I learn about 17th century Virginia, I see Bacon as more of a misunderstood leader and visionary that controversially took matters of the people…

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    The Bacon’s Rebellion Bacon’s rebellion is a revolution that occurred in Virginia, which started in the year 1676. Nathaniel Bacon was the leader of this revolution who was born in England. Since he was very troublesome, his father sent him to Virginia from England with an expectation that he would mature and have a better life. During that time, William Berkeley was the governor of Virginia and also happened to be bacon’s cousin. The governor, Berkeley, treated Bacon with respect by giving…

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    Nathaniel Bacon led one of the most memorable uprisings in history. As a 29-year-old, he led a thousand Virginians to rebel against Virginia Governor William Berkeley. There were many tensions that led to the rebellion, many people who were included in the rebellion, and a few long term consequences of the rebellion’s failure. During the 17th century, many new settlers and indentured servants came to Virginia, which eventually caused tension between white freed men, indentured servants, and the…

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    in colonial american history in Bacon’s rebellion. What makes it so interesting is that it did not consist of a lower class rising up against the elite because they were feeling oppressed. Instead a fear of an outside force, the native Americans, drove 17th century Virginians to take sides in a racial war. What started as a conflict between one planter and a small group of natives escalated until both sides were massacring the other and Virginians were split. They either followed Nathaniel…

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    During the colonization of America tension was often present between the lower class and the upper class. This occurs in both South America and in the Sothern colony of Virginia, some examples would be the Pueblo Rebellion, and Bacon’s Rebellion. Taking place in South America the Pueblo Rebellion reflects the tensions between the lower class Indians and the higher class Spanish colonist. Taking place in the colony of Virginia, Bacon’s Rebellion reflects the tension between the lower class…

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