Bacon´s Rebellion Infleunce on Jamestown

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The main parties involved in Bacon's Rebellion were complete opposites and oddly enough cousins by marriage. Governor Sir William Berkeley was a veteran of the English Civil Wars, a frontier Indian fighter, a Governor in the 1640's, a playwright and scholar. Sir William Berkeley’s reputation as Governor of Virginia was well respected. The other member involved was Nathaniel Bacon. Bacon was a known as a troublemaker and conspirator whose father sent him to Virginia with the hope that he would mature. Bacon was intelligent and moving and once Bacon arrived in Virginia, Berkeley treated him with respect and friendship. Berkeley granted him both substantial land grant and a seat on the council in 1675.
The Virginia colony was experiencing economic problems, such as declining tobacco prices, growing commercial competition from Maryland and the Carolinas, a restricted English market, the rising prices from English manufactured goods, and disturbances made by the Indians. There were also English losses in the series of naval wars with the Dutch and there were numerous problems caused by weather. Storms and dry spells plagued the colony and had a damaging effect on the colonists which encouraged the colonists to find people they could vent their frustrations and place the blame for their misfortunes.
The Virginia colony began to experience problems in July 1675 as a…

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