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Unformatted text preview: S TUDY G U IDE B ACON ’ S R EBELL ION-The most serious challenge to royal authority in the English mainland colonies prior to 1775.-Erupted in Virginia in 1676 after the governor and Nathaniel Bacon, the principal rebel, could not agree on how best to wage war against frontier Indians. Results 1. Leaders of House of Burgesses realize they have to give the poorer colonists something. 2. Push Native Americans even further away. 3. Pushes away indentured servants and makes slavery look better. T HE S TAMP A CT-Passed by the administration of George Grenville in 1765, the Stamp Act imposed duties on most legal documents in the colonies and on newspapers and other publications. Massive colonial resistance to the act created a major imperial crisis. Results 1. Mob actions led by working class men targeted British officials and tax collectors. 2. Stamp Act Congress-colonies banded together to oppose it and call for non- enforcement which was enforced against police by mobs. 3. Ultimate repeal gives colonists a sense of accomplishment and makes Britain reluctant to pass another internal law....
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course HIS 202 taught by Professor Karenoakes during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Oswego.
- Spring '08
- US History