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Original Settlements in Virginia
Type of Colony
Tuesday, June 2nd 1676 at 12am
Jamestown, VA, United States
Bacon's Rebellion is one of the first uprising against the Virginian Company and the House of Burgesses. It was considered the starting of the American Revolution which occurred almost exactly a hundred years after but was later understood as a power struggle between two selfish and stubborn leaders rather than a glorious fight. The Bacon’s Rebellion was an uprising largely if poor whites in Virginia who wanted land and the colonial government to take harsher measures actions towards American Indians. Their actions caused many Native Americans to flee the region and seek new places to live. The rebellion was put down, and the Virginia House of Burgesses passed laws to regulate slavery so that the poor colonist would no longer side with the slaves against the rich white colonist.