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Bacon's Rebellion Summary and Definition
Bacon's Rebellion Summary
and Definition: Bacon's
Rebellion was an uprising in
1676 - 1677 against American
Indians and the colonial
government in the Virginia
Colony over taking reprisal
action for alleged thefts by
the Native Americans.
It was led by Nathaniel Bacon, a
wealthy 29-year-old planter, in opposition to
the Governor of Virginia, Sir William Berkeley.
Bacon's Rebellion was the first rebellion in the
American colonies. Refer to
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