In the late seventeenth century, war as well as rebellion had brought turmoil within the thirteen colonies. In New England, the increasing tensions between the Indians and Colonist had brought about King Phillip’s War. In Virginia, the continued disputes over land among the settlers and Indians had given uprise to Bacon’s Rebellion, named after its leader, Nathaniel Bacon. The two events are considered to be major turning points in the history of the thirteen colonies. The Wampanoags frustration with the English settlements expansion onto more of their land led to King Phillip’s War against the New Englanders.
At the same time, economic difficulties were rising in the colonies. The government had raised taxes and the intense decline in the tobacco price, which was the main source of income for the colonies, caused the poor to suffer dramatically from the lack of profit earned. In addition to the turmoil, there was a corrupt and unjust government led by then current governor William Berkeley. Governor Berkeley was highly influenced by the colonist tobacco planters and did not provide equality and adequate support to the society (Give me Liberty). Bacon’s Rebellion was the most influential period in the American government because it helped transform the labor force by replacing the indentured servants with slaves, leading to the development of race which transformed the social equality class system and contributed to the economic and political solidarity.
PUEBLO REVOLT & BACON’S REBELLION Both Bacon’s Rebellion and Pueblo Revolt showed the tensions that colonial society had. They both resulted from the stress and tension from the white settlers and Native Indians clashing. However, the tensions that caused the Bacon Rebellion go much deeper than the conflict between the Indians and the colonists in the Pueblo Revolt. BACON’S REBELLION In the Bacon Rebellion the main conflict was between Nathaniel Bacon, Jr. and his cousin by marriage, Governor Sir William Berkeley. Tensions were rising between the colonists and the Indians, the people were facing very hard economic times and were looking for a way out.
The Bacon's Rebellion was one of the largest popular Rebellion that uprising prior to the American revolution. This large Rebellion had began as a dispute among the English settlers in Virginia Over the Americans Indian policy. The civil war had erupted pitting Anti- American Indian westerns settlers( this include that there were many slaves and servants in the anti-American civil war. Governor William Berkeley and his allies where encouraged more and more policy toward the indigenous people. In 1876 the rebellion had took the name of the Nathaniel Bacon, that who had arrived as the young men in Virginia into the Elite.
The shots fired at Lexington and Concord on 19th April 1775 marked the dawn of a revolution in the colonies of America. When 700 armed British troops marched to Lexington and Concord to destroy hidden colonist munitions a skirmish broke out resulting in 384 dead. This unplanned a battle was caused by many things, including: a growing sense of American identity, the introduction to several new Taxes and Acts, the Boston Tea Party, and the Boston Massacre. It also affected many people’s lives in the long term, as it resulted in: the beginning of the American Revolutionary War, and the writing of the Constitution, and a new system of government being formed. A colonial American was not necessarily British, many Europeans immigrated America for a fresh start.
* Oppression of Indentured servants * Navigation acts making tobacco prices to high, with no profit * Governor his friends land advances * Restrict the vote to only landowners * Consequences of Bacon’s Rebellion * Bacon was imprisoned * The whole town of Virginia was burnt down * Social Instability was complicated by a slow economy, due to navigation acts (High Tabaco cost) * Over production of tobacco and high taxes led to financial instability * What was the long term importance of the rebellion? * Prompted White landowners to get rid of indentured servants and replace with African slaves * The rebellion also decimated the remaining tribes in Virginia and forced many of the survivors to flee the colony. * How did influence the south? * By them replacing the servants with all african slaves, with the thought of them being property not a humans. It created a line of Racism.
In a time where religious choice was not an option, and laws were strict, the New World could not have been discovered at a better time for Europeans. After the few established colonies began to settle into their new and unfamiliar territories in America, tensions between the native people and the new colonists began to erupt. Quarrels, uprisings, and bloody battles spread across the colonies like fire. A little later on, the same battles were going on between African slaves and their rights for emancipation. Such tensions and violence encouraged colonists and people in general to question who they were and who they wanted to be in this new world.
The theory of political independence emerged in the colonies after the French and Indian War in 1763 due to recurring crises, such as taxation, trade regulations, and many other wrongful laws. The original plan, or call to action, of the colonies was the eventual plan to reconcile with Britain and return to the era of salutary neglect, which was lost after the French and Indian War. After particular events that led up to the American Revolution, the colonists formed a more united nation and realized their need and want for independence. During 1763-1766, many unfair acts were passed, beginning with the Proclamation Act of 1763, which prohibited the colonies from going west of the Appalachian Mountains. This law angered the colonists because this impeded them from obtaining new, cheap land.
The Revolutionary War began as the result of Britain's attempt to gain revenue from the American colonies, seen in the creation of many Acts designed to tax the colonists. Because of the initial negative reaction of the colonists, the British army increased its presence in an attempt to follow through on collecting taxes, which angered many and led to the American Revolution. After a period of salutary neglect, the colonists were startled by Britain's sudden interest in them as a source of revenue. After the Seven Years War in Europe against France and Spain and the French and Indian War in America, Britain was financially strapped and looking for new ways to raise funds. Since there were already very high taxes in Britain, King George III
The main problem was that they thought that their rights were being violated, the same way that the other colonies had felt which led to the Revolutionary War to take place. Along the way the southern colonies had been made to purchase any goods that they may have needed from the Northern colonies at a much higher rate compared everything else. The southern colonies had a lot of disagreement about the entrance of newly slave states so they lost much power in the political eyes in regard to this situation. When the different sides and different points of view in both the Northern colonies as well as the Southern colonies looked at the constitution they seen it in different ways, the southern government officials felt that the constitution should be honored the way that it was originally written and the Northern officials realized that the constitution will always be a changing and growing the product of the government. When looking at the union you ask what was the major unrelenting hurt on the union was considered to be the major problem of trading and tariffs ,because the southern colonies mainly depended upon trade or bartering to obtain goods they were forced to get them from the Northern colonies or receive them from European