Shayś Rebellious Ways Shay and his followers were a group of farmers out to no good. After the American revolution, the US was without money, so they raised taxes. Farmers who couldn 't pay were thrown in jail so a rebellion started. Shay and about 1,500 farmers stole weapons and fought. Some people say that the people in Shay 's Rebellion were freedom fighters, nevertheless Shay and his followers were rebels because they protested violently, caused chaos in the country, and were criminals.
This rebellion was a revolt lead by a young Englishman named Nathaniel Bacon against Governor Sir William Berkeley. At the time many citizens in Jamestown where in fear of the Native Americans due to recent misunderstood battle between the tribes and the colonist. The yeomen farmers outraged by the rise in tax, dropping prices of tobacco and the fact that they weren 't receiving any protection
The English use violence to get what they wanted which cause distrust for the Powhatan’s Chiefdom. The colonists brought many diseases with them when they arrived to the new land. This would cause many of them to die and many more would die due to the attacks from the natives. For example, they learn to grow crops or force the natives to grow it for them. John Smith had a saying ”He that will not work shall not eat”.
This let former slaves find jobs; however, farmers found loopholes to exploit the former slaves. Because of this, the workers were rarely paid the amount they needed for their needs. Sharecropping becomes a minute step up from slavery when the fact that the workers rarely were paid if at all, that due to their debts, workers never owned their own land so they couldn’t support themselves, and that this practice
Another problem was drought. From 1607 to 1611 there was period in Jamestown that rainfall was less than normal. Because of the lack of rainfall, crops were not able to grow which caused starvation. Water was just one of the problems for the colonists. Slave masters would have been nothing without the slaves because only slaves know how to do the work.
The exports of cotton during the Civil War led to several other countries producing their own cotton, such as India or Brazil. This resulted in a large decline in demand for cotton, which sent a vast quantity of farmers into debt. Many farmers attempted to mortgage or sell large proportions of their property. Several farmers also tried to receive loans from banks as a way to accommodate themselves. However, due to the excessive interest rates proposed by banks and merchants, this resulted in several farmers lacking the sufficient amount of money in order to pay their bank the loans they borrowed.
he Natives were being treated unfairly by the Puritans caused the King Philip’s War of 1675. King Philip's believed that the colonists took his land without his permission. In document A, “King Philip’s Perspective” King Philip stated, “the English made them drunk and then cheated them ; that now, they had no hope left to keep any land.” Both authors in both documents wrote that King Philip lost land from the colonists. In document B, “Colonists‘ Perspective” Edward Randolph said, “God is punishing them for their behavior." The colonists were taking the Native American's property and taking advantage of the native Americans in the trade by getting them drunk so they could get more land.
By calling the people in power, the whites, “devils” and encouraging African-Americans to defend themselves against them “by any means necessary,” it is clear that Malcolm X opposed the establishment. One ancient prophet, Amos, also challenged power and strength when he said, “They hate those who reprove at the gate and abhor those who speak with integrity; therefore because you tax the destitute and exact from the levies of grain, though you have built houses of hewn stone, you shall not live in them; though you have planted choice vineyards, you shall not drink their wine. Yes, I know how many are your crimes, how grievous your sins: oppressing the just, accepting bribes, turning away the needy at the gate,” (New American Bible, Revised Edition, Amos 5: 10-12). In this quote, Amos speaks out against the rich who live in live in comfortable stone houses while they tax the poor. Another reason showing Malcolm X as a modern prophet is because he told the immediate troubles.
He writes, “Compare your own language above, extracted from the Declaration of Independence, with your cruelties and murders inflicted by your cruel and unmerciful fathers and yourselves on our fathers and on us…,” (Walker, 3). Walker’s main focus was toward the white men who had created an active political and economical American society, but failed to go through with what they wrote on official documents such as the Declaration of Independence. Jackson, again, failed to accommodate the Black population with “equal rights” even though they were living in the United States. This not only goes against Black men but Black women as well, such as Harriet Jacobs. If Jackson and other predominately powerful white men during the era had truly followed the historical documents written by our founding fathers, then Jacobs and her family along with all other enslaved Blacks working on southern plantations would have the right as any white American – and be
I believe Andrew Jackson was not a hero but a villain because of the way he treated Native Americans, the actions he took during his presidency, and the fact he was a slave-owner. Andrew Jackson’s sentiment towards the Native Americans was certainly not a kind one. Manifest destiny was a popular belief among Americans, including Jackson, and he would go to the extent of forcing Native Americans out of their homes to reach their “ordained goal”. He believed in the expansion of southern slavery which is why he pushed for removing the Indians west of the Mississippi, which makes it the more disgraceful. The Indian Removal Act of 1830 said that it will allow American government to offer in-state territories to the Indian’s for their western land.
Governor Berkeley refused to protect frontier farmers, because he was too busy trading fur, so the effect of that was the farmers were constantly being raided by Native Americans. While Berkeley was “too busy” trading fur, he also refuse to remove the Indians saying it would take too much time. This rebel continued until Bacon suddenly died of dysentery. As soon as Bacon’s death occurred, Berkeley hanged many of the rebels and crushed the rebellion. This rebellion also exposed resentments between the wealthy planters of Virginia, and the backcountry frontiersmen.
It was led by Nathaniel Bacon, a Virginia farmer who was against the rule of Governor William Berkeley. It was one of the most confusing yet intriguing events in Jamestown History. Based on findings and detailed viewpoints, historians came to the conclusion that Bacon 's Rebellion was a powerful struggle between two stubborn and selfish leaders opposed to tyranny. High taxes, low prices for tobacco, and resentment against special privileges, provided justification to Bacon’s uprising. This was spreaded by Berkley’s failure to defend the frontier and instead allowed Native Americans to invade.
The ones that cooperated would be exempt. After that Bacon’s ideas started to spread and the Rebellion had begun. According to Zinn’s point of view, Bacon was not very interested in helping the poor ones, but in killing the Native Americans. As a matter of fact, Bacon himself was not even in the lowest class; he belonged to a new class that started to arise, which was a not so privileged upper class. More towards the end of “Persons of Mean and Vile Condition”, Zinn explains why the Bacon’s Rebellion was so feared, and what new aspect it can give us on America.
Thomas Putnam 's loss of inheritance and authority instigates his desire to punish fellow community members. Putnam reveals himself as a "man with many grievances" (13) and shows that his "vindictive nature was demonstrated long before witchcraft began" (14). Prior to the witchcraft trials, Putnam experiences multiple personal conflicts that created a fiery desire for vengeance. These conflicts include the community failing to recognize his land inheritance and selecting Parris as minister over his brother-in-law. Although the alleged perpetrators in these events had little involvement in his diminished stature, Putnam concludes that "his own name and the honor of this family had been smirched by the village", which caused him to "right matters
It was a way to manipulate elections by using voting fraud and trickery by taking advantage of the open voting process during that time. As a result, the blacks couldn 't vote and their names were lost; their votes were killed off. This changed the political structure for years to come. The three major failures of Reconstruction were political, social and economic. On the political side, the South resented the North.