An Analysis Of Nathaniel Bacon's Rebellion

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Bacon’s Rebellion: A Fight for Survival In 1676, Nathaniel Bacon led a band of American settlers on a campaign against what he saw as a dangerous threat to their way of life. Bacon viewed the Native American menace as detrimental to him, and his fellow settlers, and he decided to stand up against this threat. In doing so, Bacon chose to defy the wishes of the Virginia governor, Sir William Berkeley, and as a result he would be branded by Berkeley as a traitor to the people of Virginia. To the settlers involved, however, Bacon was seen as a patriot and he was followed and supported by these settlers in his endeavors. Bacon was, in fact, a hero to these settlers because he stood up against the violence of the natives, he stood up against the greed and self interests of the governor, and he lit a fire in the belly of the American settlers that would later help inspire its people to fight for their own country. The first reason the settlers, and this author, believe that Nathaniel Bacon was an American hero, is because he stood up against what he saw as a threat…show more content…
The stand that Bacon took would be seen by many as a shining example of the intestinal fortitude needed to fight against tyrannical regimes. Nathaniel Bacon possessed the heart of a survivalist and his strength has been at the core of every American hero since. The spark that led to the American Revolution was ignited by Bacon, as his never give up attitude flourished in the American spirit. In fact, the American Revelation was filled with heroes like Bacon who took a stand and told the world that they will “not go gentle into that good night” (Do Not). The American spirit that made Bacon a hero is also the spirit that inflamed the engineers of the Boston Tea Party, and more recently caused the American people to stand up against the architects of the events that occurred on September 11,
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