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Bacon's Rebellion 1676

Bacon's Rebellion was a popular revolt in colonial Virginia in 1676, led by Nathaniel Bacon. Sir William Berkeley, provided the background for the uprising, which was precipitated by Berkeley's failure to defend the frontier against attacks by Native Americans. Which led Bacon to authorize two unauthorized but successful expeditions against the tribes and was then elected to the new house of burgesses, which Berkeley had been forced to convene.