Bacon's Rebellion


"Where we do well know that all our causes will be impartially heard and
equally justice administered to all men," as stated by, Nathaniel Bacon. 1 In
1676 an uprising known as occurred in Virginia. The immediate
cause of this revolt was the dissension between the planters and the Indians.
Because Sir William Berkeley, the Governor of Virginia had willingly denied
support to the farmers, Bacon assumed leadership of an unauthorized expedition
against the Indians. When Bacon learned that Governor Berkeley was rising a
force against him, he turned away from the Indians to fight with Berkley. This
had now become a serious problem for the governor. When news of this revolt had
reached ...

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the farmers on the plantations in Virginia
were not able to exercise their right to vote. The only people that were able
to vote during this time were the wealthy men who owned land. Overall the
colonists had not been treated fairly. They had been over taxed and denied
their voting rights. To them voting meant that the person they elected was the
person they felt was responsible enough to motivate them and support them.
Unfortunately Governor Sir William Berkeley was not living up to those standards.
Berkeley did not care about the farmers. It was obvious that the only thing he
cared about was making money. The event that sparked the rebellion occurred
when the Indians attacked the farmers. Normally these farmers were expecting to
receive help from the governor. They became irritated when the governor did not
support them. Through the eyes of the freemen this was seen as a big mistake.
Because the governor did not give them the support, they had to take matters
into ...

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