What was Bacon's Rebellion?

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In 1675 the lower class citizens of Virginia wanted to expand and gain cheaper land. The Yeoman farmers and non land holders wanted the government to expel or kill the Indians that were in the way of their expansion. In order to protect the upper class wealthy plantation owners, and have a ready supply of people for labor their plantation, both plantation owners and Governor Berkeley did not want this for the lower class. Against Governor Berkeley's orders, a militia attacked the Native Americans. In rebellion to these attacks the Native Americans started to raid the outer farms and plantations killing lower class colonists. Nathaniel Bacon, leader of the militia, asked Governor Berkeley for military protection from these raids. When Governor Berkeley denied them military protection against the attacks, again against the Berkeley's orders Bacon's militia attacked the native Americans. Berkley then had Bacon declared a traitor and was arrested. After Bacon's release, Bacon still angry at Berkeley for how he and the lower class people had been treated, gathered a militia together and marched against Berkeley driving him into hiding, overthrowing the government, and burning Jamestown to the ground. Soon after, Bacon died suddenly of dysentery and Berkeley regained control.

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The bacons rebellion is when a guy bacon was fighting with some guy and yeah he technely won

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What was the date of bacons rebellion?

bacons rebellion happened in 1676

What sparked bacons rebellion?

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Who led Virginia farmers in rebellion in 1676?

Nathaniel Bacon, The rebellion was called Bacons Rebellion.

Bacons rebellion led to the growth of what practice?

It led to Slavery

Which colony did bacons rebellion occur?

Virginia coloney (Virginia)

What caused bacons rebellion what was it Why is it important?

Bacon's Rebellion The governor of Virginia, and his associates in the commercial ventures in the colony.

What were the origins of the political turmoil in Virginia during the 1670s?

Bacons Rebellion

What is Nathaniel Bacon famous for?

he is most famous for the famous Bacons Rebellion!

How did Bacon's Rebellion Challenge England's authority over its American colonies?

well, bacons rebbelion was a big step in our American history but, bacons rebellion challened englands authorirwr ove rits coloines because bacon was a retarted name.

What was governor of Jamestown reaction to bacons rebellion?

He fully supported Nathaniel Bacon, and assigned some men to help him

How did tobacco contribute to Bacons Rebellion?

Bacon's Rebellion is one of the most studied episodes in American history but, the effects of mercantilism, the use of tobacco as a single source of revenue.

Why did slavery accelerate after bacons rebellion?

Because the indentured servants(the people who rebelled during the rebellion) couldn't be trusted anymore. The feds turned to slaves because they could be forced to work and had a low chance of rebelling