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Unformatted text preview: ii. Nathanial Bacon, an indentured servant, is about to be freed but his owner will not give him land because there is a scarcity. He forms a small army of discontents and they invade Jamestown and burn it. They put governor Berkley in jail. The indentured servants wanted an expansionist policy in order to get more land. Bacon dies and Berkley is released from jail. Berkley hangs 23 rebels. b. Why did it happen? i. Land owners did not want competition from indentured servants. c. What is significant about Bacon’s Rebellion? i. Provides voting rights to the lower classes ii. Lowers taxes iii. The wealthy elite adopted an expansion policy against Native Americans iv. Bacon’s rebellion contributed to the emergence of chattel slavery in Chesapeake...
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course AMS 327 taught by Professor Satta during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Brockport.
- Spring '08