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    Whenever a revolt occurs in American History, there are complex motives for these acts to trigger violence or open confrontations with the government. The Bacon’s Rebellion was one of the most famous uprisings in the 1670s and the outcome was the defeat of the rebels. Nathaniel Bacon, who was a Virginia settler, instigated the issue and wanted to oppress the Native Americans. William Berkeley, who was the Governor of the Virginia Colony, was very easy-going about the situation and wanted no…

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    Another turning point in the transition of indentured servitude to slavery was Bacon’s rebellion in 1976. Bacon’s Rebellion was a revolt of former indentured servants against larger plantation owners. In short, Bacon’s Rebellion was stirred up due to rich plants not willing to give up their land for indentured servants. Part of this is because Native Americans still held some land to their own. Nathaniel…

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    Who Were the Colonists? The rebellion of the colonists made a great revolution in Virginia. The rage inside the colonists fueled their rise to power. Angry and hungry for justice they got together and fought to stop the unfair actions of the rich and poor classes. The fire inside of the colonists grew to expression on their capital, Jamestown as they engulfed it in flames. They were angrier than ever and made sure everyone knew it. There were 40,000 colonists and 1,000 soldiers, that were…

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    (1675-1676) Bacon's Rebellion: Bacon's Rebellion was an uprising in 1676 in the Virginia Colony in North America, led by a 29-year-old planter, Nathaniel Bacon. It was the first rebellion in the American colonies in which discontented frontiersmen took part; a similar uprising in Maryland would take place later that year. About a thousand Virginians…

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    along with the rebellion it orchestrated, was put down after the death of Bacon. During post-rebellion Virginia, elite legislatures passed an onslaught of reforms attacking the black body and white female sexuality. Examination of Virginia’s slave codes demonstrate that in order for the elite class to preserve their power after Bacon’s Rebellion it became necessary to create a new racialized society which would herald in the Antebellum South. In the aftermath of Bacon’s Rebellion, rich…

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    Bacons rebellion was caused that Governor William Berkeley refused to retaliate against the Native Americans when they attacked some frontier settlements. Bacons Rebellion of 1676 was a rebellion against Governor William Berkeley. The rebellion was led by Nathaniel Bacon. The reasoning for the rebellion was that Berkeley had a much disorganized government, that and there were a lot of different unfair treatment…

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    doing anything about it. Bacon writes to the governor (Berkeley) in 1676 as a warning before he organizes his attack. “…All people in all places where we have yet been can attest our civil, quiet, peaceable behavior far different from that of rebellion” (doc.H). Bacon states that even though they were being quiet and peaceful about it, a change did not happen then expect the worst. In New England most people of different kinds were free, but in the south, the existence of slavery was…

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    In the mist of economic struggle in Virginia, due to the Navigation Acts and the rise of prices in goods, there was social tension in the colonies that lead to a rebellion. One wealthy individual, William Berkeley, had a key role in Bacon’s Rebellion. He was the governor of Virginia that possessed a great deal of land and held a monopoly on fur trade. Berkeley traded with Indians even though colonists disliked the Indians. Nathaniel Bacon, a noble man, always possessed status but when he could…

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    that included low tobacco prices, the main crop of Virginia, and higher than normal pricing for goods and high taxation (McCulley, 1987). The rebellion was meant to find solutions to the problems that we were facing. Besides, the ineffective leadership, under the Sir William Berkeley, Governor of Virginia, precipitated the formation of this Bacon rebellion (Wiseman & Oberg, 2005). Berkeley had a long past that included being a veteran of the English Civil Wars and also participating as a…

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    the era before the Bacon’s rebellion, the degradation and dehumanization of black people was not systematic. In the post-Bacon’s rebellion world, there was a rapid shift toward depicting blacks as stupid, ignorant, dull, dirty, and lazy. [Berlin] Racism was also a tool in the hands of elite planters to drive a schism between blacks and nonelite whites, and thereby reduce the chances of rebellion. The brutal exploitation in plantation agriculture meant that the threat of rebellion was ever…

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