During the early years, when the United States was still developing, conflicts formed the U. and its relationship with different states and groups. Three very important conflicts were the Whiskey Rebellion, Shay's Rebellion, and Bacon's Rebellion. All of rebellions showed different groups of people come together, to rebel against the government. Bacon's Rebellion was important because it threatens Governor Berkley's government, in Virginia. The rebellion started when Nathaniel Bacon wanted to be part of the fur trade, he was rejected. Then Indians attacked several plantations to react to white violations. Berkley wanted to set up some "expensive and ineffective" defense forts, while Bacon wanted to get an army that was no cost to the colonists (Divine, Breen, Fredrickson, & Williams, 2002, p. 83). Berkley refused to let him do this because not only did he want the right to attack the troublesome Susquehannocks but other Indians, too. Bacon attacked anyway, rebelling against his government. He killed many innocent Indians. He was also responsible for burning Jamestown to the ground, on September 19, 1676 (McCulley, 1987, p. 4). This shows that even well off people, such as Bacon; don't always get ahead in the clique government. During this rebellion, blacks, women and the poor people, the minority, were able to give some sort of opinion, maybe not to receive a share of the fur trade but to show need for extensive reform. Berkley and many rulers other rulers only wanted to enhance themselves, at the planter's expense. This brought many people together to watch out for greedy appointees (Divine et al., 2002, p. 83). .
Shay's Rebellion took place in 1787. It was a clash between merchants and .
farmers, which almost pushed the "disunited states" into civil war (Calliope, 2000, p.1). .
New World Rebellion 3.
These farmers complained of high taxes and interest rates. The government did not fully understand, or even try to understand their needs in such rural areas (Divine et al.