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Early Rebellions

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Bacon
1676
Shay
1786
Whiskey
1794
Bacon
Government: Colonial
Shay
Government: Articles of Confederation
Whiskey
Government: George Washington
Bacon
Political Factors: The government of Virginia was benefiting from trade with the Indians and did not want to anger them
Shay
Political Factors: Landowners were taxed to pay for the American Revolution debts.
Whiskey
Political Factors: Tax on American-made whiskeyto pay the federal debt. Western farmers were not protected from Native American attacks.
Bacon
Economic Factors: Backcountry settlers struggled to survive while wealthy landowners were doing quite well and did not want to support relief for farmers.
Shay
Econimic Factors: Western farmers were lsing their farms because they couldnt pay the taxes from the American Revolution
Whiskey
Econimic Factors: People believed they should keep the money earned from something they had made themsleves washington felt teh constitution gave congress the right to make and collect taxes.
Bacon
Social Factors: Wealthy landowners took the best land and newcomers had to push inland on Indian land wealthy landowners looked down on the backcountry settlers.
Shay
Social Factors: Farmers and epople of moderate means vs "elite" state politicians who didn't care about "commoners"
Whiskey
Social Factors: Famers feel targeted by Federalsits who cared only about the well-to-do
Bacon
Geographic Factors: Land further inland was not as good for farming: settlers were infringing on Native American land and were being attacked
Shay
Geographic Factors: Western farmers struggling in the frontier vs. city politicians with money.
Whiskey
Geographic Factors: Western vs. Urban centers and national government to the east.
Bacon
Sectionalism: Settlers in the west wanted protection from Native Americans
Shay
Sectionalism: Western farmers protested the tax which they felt hurt them but helped eastern interests
Whiskey
Sectionalism: Western farmers protested taxes on whiskey which hurt the farmers but helped eastern interests.