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  1. A Vile Condition Chapter 3 Eliezer Martinez-Palafox

  2. 1600’s and 1700’s

  3. Bacon’s Rebellion

  4. 1676 Virginia-Bacon’s Rebellion • Nathaniel Bacon • It came about when dealing with the Indians (Natives) • Anti-Aristocrat and Anti-Indian • Governor William Berkeley

  5. Rebellion Hits Home • People feltoppressed and misrepresented • Conflict and war between frontiersmen and Native Americans • Exploit of England → Jamestown →Frontier and American Colonies • Levelling – “Meant equalizing wealth”

  6. “Rogues and Vagabonds” • Poor whites began to emigrate from  England, Ireland and other parts of the British Isles • Indentured Servants sold like Slaves • Had to work for freedom

  7. The Other Slaves • They were treated awfully • Women raped and beatings were common place • Would control their sexual lives • General abusive treatment to all the servants

  8. The 10% is Born • Poor whites did not own land and had very little rights • Little opportunity for “mobility” • Growing tensions but not enough organization

  9. Things heat up! • The French-Indian war added greater conflict • The British Government had spies and • Treaty to not expand further territory in the Americas • Top Ten percent not happy

  10. The rise of a Nation • The western frontier was seen as the solution • Poor whites would be moved out • Growing discontent with England • The spark of a revolution