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BACON’S REBELLION 17 th Century Virginia
CAUSES Large Plantations vs. Small Farmers Unfair Taxes / Voting System How to treat Indians…rural farmers must live with them, compete for work & land Conflicts with Indians
The Rebellion Bacon: “the poverty of the country is such that all the power and sway is got into the hands of the rich” Nathaniel Bacon leads poor farmers against Indians, then storm Jamestown- burn it
Outcomes of Rebellion 1. 1st popular uprising in the colonies 2. Foreshadows Revolution – rebellion against the government that taxes the people but some people feel doesn’t serve their needs 3. Wealthy class – started to fear servants so turned to different servants (black slaves)
When do a people have the right to revolt against a government, take matters into their own hands? Are there different standards now?