Similarities Between Bacon's Rebellion By Bacon And George Washington

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Too many of us when we hear the word liberty, we think of being able to be independent and free to make our own choices. However, in different time frames, liberty had different meanings. In Nathaniel Bacon on Bacon`s Rebellion by Nathaniel Bacon and George Washington, Farewell Address by George Washington liberty relates to how we choose to live. Bacon`s Rebellion takes place in Virginia in 1676, as a result, of Governor William Berkeley refusal to retaliate against Native Americans. Moreover, Berkeley refused to allow white settlement in areas reserved for Indians, which angered many colonists because colonists like Bacon viewed liberty as owning land. On the contrary, Washington’s Farewell address takes place in Washington, D.C during 1796,…show more content…
For instance, Bacon declares on behalf of his people why they should have the right to obtain the Indian land they are being denied and states “that [Indians] have been for many years’ enemies to the king and country, robbers, and thieves and invaders of his majesty`s right and our interests and estates” (50). This shows Bacon`s determination to reveal their rights to obtain land but most importantly, why the land shouldn’t be reserved for Indians. Furthermore, he explains that Indians were not good people to their country and, as a result, the land should be given to people of their own. Bacon states that Berkeley is a traitor because he “violated and injured his Majesty’s interest here, by the loss of a great part of his colony” (52). In other words, Bacon is saying that Berkeley violated his power and, as a result, lost a vast amount of his colony. In addition, Berkeley lost a great amount of his colony because he protected the Indian land, limiting many settlers the opportunity to obtain land and their liberty. Liberty during 1676 meant owning land and is why Bacon fought for their opportunity to obtain
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