Posted: October 27th, 2022

Reading the American Past

Read Document 3-4 which is the source entitled, “Nathaniel Bacon Declaration, 1676,” and write a response answering at least one of the following questions:

  • According to Bacon, what were the real foundations of the trouble in Virginia? How did he propose “to unriddle the misterious wiles of a powerfull Cabal”?
  • What was Bacon’s plan for “the protected and Darling Indians”? Why did he favor such a plan, and why did others oppose it?
  • What did Bacon’s statement suggest about the distribution and exercise of political power in the seventeenth-century Chesapeake? What changes in political power did he seek? What principles did he believe should govern colonial society?
  • How might Bacon’s arguments have been answered by his opponents, both in the colonial government and among the Indians?

-Do not try to answer all the questions (that would take up too much time and space).-You should not do outside research or use online sources. You must use the sources in the book in order to receive credit. These assignments should be 1-2 pages in length, double-spaced, typed 

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