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    militia after the Indians. Instead, Berkeley denied that request and set up an unorganized group of forts on the border in attempts to not only keep the Indians out but mostly to keep Bacon and his followers from leaving. Bacon’s lack of authority and Berkeley’s unhelpful solution to Bacon’s requests lead Bacon to make specific allegations against Berkeley. On July 30, 1676, Bacon and his army issued the "Declaration of the People of Virginia" in which Bacon criticized Berkeley 's…

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    significant events that led to the start of the re-peopling of the America’s was Christopher Columbus’ voyage. As immigrants began to migrate to the America’s, places such as the “Atlantic World” were created. Moreover, towards the end of the 1670’s Bacon’s Rebellion plays a pivotal role in this transition to the America’s that many individuals were under-going.…

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    Bacon’s Rebellion was the first serious tax revolt in American History which is evident in him stating, “let all people judge what can be more dangerous import than to suspect the so long safe proceedings of some of our grandees, and whether people may with safety open their eyes in so nice a concern”. This shows that although people were uncomfortable with the taxes, they dealt with it for the continuation of normalcy and to stay away from a war, but Bacon felt that continuing with normalcy was…

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    without any outside biases is a challenging concept, that can determine how one views a historical moment. Bacon’s Rebellion is an example of this, because interpretations can portray it in a positive or negative light. Nathaniel Bacon, the man credited as the leader of this rebellion, had questionable motives and methods for obtaining his position in the newly found country. Analyzing Bacon’s background, his actions and motives, and the consequences these actions had can provide readers with…

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    colony as well, never came into fruition. The alleged mismanagement of funds by government officials caused widespread distain throughout the colony and laid the ground work for increased animosity of Sir Berkeley and his constituents on the eve of Bacon’s…

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    Bacon's Rebellion Analysis

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    Washburn formulated his thesis regarding Bacon’s Rebellion in The Governor and the Rebel: A History of Bacon’s Rebellion in Virginia, he did so as a direct response to and criticism of the widely accepted views held on the subject by most historians for the century prior. These views were epitomized in Torchbearer of the Revolution: The Story of Bacon’s Rebellion and Its Leader, written by Thomas Jefferson Wertenbaker, which lauded Nathaniel Bacon’s rebellion as a precursor to the revolutionary…

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    The events and causes of Bacon’s rebellion goes far beyond 1676, carrying over into conflicts throughout the 17th century with similar underlying factors that helped shape history. Throughout the book Rice continues to demonstrate how the rebellion wasn’t really Bacon’s and the events of the rebellion carried on throughout history. Rice broadens the scope of Bacon’s Rebellion to show that events throughout the 17th century, such as the conflict between Catholics and Protestants, tension and…

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    it for ourselves. They had cultivated the land so it could produce food for us and we could sell the food and make money for ourselves. This means, I will be able to afford the taxes imposed by Governor Berkeley. In conclusion, Mr. Bacon’s plantation which was converted into housing for all the people fighting was a refuge for all servants who had mistreated by their masters. It was a fortress for poor people. Slaves, indentured servants and poor people who saw the benefit of…

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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…

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    Bacon’s Rebellion: Dissecting the Inscriptions of the Oppressed “The poverty of the country is such that all the power and sway has got into the hands of the rich, who by extortious advantages, having the common in their debt, have always curbed and oppressed them in all manner ways." The events of the Late Rebellion in the Virginia Colony provides the substance to this quote, as it is told to be the infamous words of colonist Nathaniel Bacon. What transpired during this time is well-recorded…

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