Analysis Of ' Bacon ' Rebellion '

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Brice Everson Mrs. Blomme Honors I 30 September 2014 Bacon 's Rebellion The definition of courage as defined by is the ability to do something that frightens one. A rebellion takes courage. It 's not something the average human being can do. One cannot simply expect just anyone to verbally stand up for what they believe is right. Courage is not something found in a common human being. Sure, everyone has it somewhere deep down, but as for that select group of people who aren’t afraid to stand up for what they believe is right: They are the ones that make a difference. Nathaniel Bacon wasn’t by any means a “great man” but he definitely wasn’t afraid to take charge of a situation that involved him, directly or indirectly, and stand up for himself. He was the type of relentless figure that made a difference in history because he had one thing we all strive to have: Courage. Bacon’s Rebellion, also known as the Virginia Rebellion, took place in Jamestown, Virginia in 1676. “Bacon 's Rebellion was probably one of the most confusing yet intriguing chapters in Jamestown 's history” (McCulley). This rebellion is considered to be the first “stirring of revolutionary sentiment in America,...(McCulley).” It is still disputed by historians today about whether the attack by Nathaniel Bacon on the governor of Virginia, Sir William Berkeley, was justified or not. It all started in 1675, during the Susquehannock War. Many Virginians disagreed on the
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