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The first American revolution - Nathaniel Bacon's rebellion

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Nathaniel Bacon deposed councilor, elected burgess, reinstated and rebel again, march and seizure of Jamestown

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  the aging governor was not ready to share his power with the people of Virginia. Having ordered Bacon's army to disband and declared him and his followers, outlaws, 'Sir' William sent a mounted troop of three hundred men through Henrico county to enforce his orders. It was the first time such a mounted force was deployed in the colonies and the memories of medieval submission it awoke among the elder settlers, further increased the insurgents' popularity. Berkeley's mounted force never

 

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