Bacon's Rebellion

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Historical Context Note

Declining tobacco prices, a cattle epidemic, and a belief that the colony's governor had failed to take adequate measures to protect Virginia against Indian attacks were among the factors leading to the rebellion, during which Jamestown, Virginia burns down.
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Citation:
Editors. "Bacon's Rebellion". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=10781, accessed 17 September 2014.]