Bacon's Rebellion Analysis

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The elderly Berkeley had some secret scheme in mind, having governing Virginia since 1641, he wanted to maintain an alliances relationship with friendly neighboring Natives tribes and uses them as the buffers while fighting the Susquehannocks war, and in fact maintaining his fur trade monopoly. On the other side, Bacon and his followers, the discontented Virginians blamed the Natives, friendly or not, for all their problems. Theirs viewed of the Susquehannocks war as an opportunity to solve all their problems at once, for good.
Not being able to convince the Governor for the commission he felt warranted, Bacon secretly fled Jamestown only to returned later with five or six hundred armed men and marched directly to where Governor and the Council were in the meeting. In the meantime, the news flock Jamestown with more raids and murder of the settlers committed by the Natives. Having his men surrounded the building, Bacon presented himself before the Council, alleged that had not his commission been tardy for so long, the war against the Natives might have done. Feeling insulted and resentful by what Bacon have done, the Governor stubbornly refused
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In a few past decades, there were more findings came from different points of view, some historian’s perception on the Bacon's Rebellion was just a fight between two egotistic stubborn power hungry leaders and everything else, but a gallant struggle of the working-class against the tyranny. Regardless of any perceptions, though it was not successful, the Bacon’s Rebellion had demonstrated that a limited democracy did not work if the proletariat class who feel disfranchisement and had no realistic hope of a better life, and that poor people of any color, blacks or whites could be united in a cause they seem just. This unity was a great fear of the ruling class and hastened the British ruled America transition to racial
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