The Influence Of Bacon On The Indian Revolution

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Great question! I get the impression that Bacon was a spoiled brat who wanted to become powerful and rich. It appears that he wanted to increase his wealth with more land and the only way he could acquire this land was to eradicate the Indians. I assume that he resented the fact that Berkeley never fully accepted him into the elite inner circle. Bacon decided the way to gain power and to change the laws for his own advantage was to remove Berkeley and his supporters. His methods were brilliant, though. He knew he could gain support from the lower classes by claiming Berkeley was oppressing the poor. He also played on the fear of Indians, religious heresy, oppressive taxation, and disloyalty to the king, all of which would incite strong

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