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During the 1600’s, colonial society in America was a new frontier for those that settled there. As with anything new, problems and tensions arose and these growing tensions were reflected in uprisings such as the Pueblo Revolt and Bacon’s Rebellion. These uprisings exposed friction in colonial society. Both events were actions of insurgency against those who govern by those who are governed. However, the reasons for these sparks of revolt against authority by “inferior” people (although backgrounds completely different) were the same yet different from each other. These events were also thought to have been caused by leaders who perfectly coordinated their resentments into rebellious acts. One of these eternally-affecting tensions in colonial …show more content…
When he saw the colony’s weak response to Indian attacks in those frontier regions, he was unhappy and felt Governor Berkeley had looked the other way because the people in those regions are less wealthy. He wanted to be the voice of all the oppressed that was never heard before. Bacon’s Rebellion occurred because a group of landless frontiersmen felt that the colonial government, namely Governor Berkeley of Virginia, had squashed their possibilities of success on the frontier by continuing friendly policies and trade with the Indians. In this way, the frontiersmen felt colonial government had censored their goal of colonial expansion. The revolting people were suppressed in different ways, but in both instances suppression felt by the lower class drove the revolts. Both Pueblo’s Revolt and Bacon’s Rebellion exposed tensions in colonial society through leaders who manipulated the events at the roots. Both events seemed to require someone to throw kerosene on the flame, ill sentiment had to evolve into fierce, coordinated strikes of revolt in order to thrive for something more, in order to truly and; Eternally believe that united, people can do

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