Culpeper's Rebellion

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A demonstration of local antagonism to the syndicate of proprietors who administered the new colony of North Carolina. It was brought to a head by attempts to enforce the Navigation Acts on tobacco and to collect land taxes, and by the example of Bacon's Rebellion in Virginia in 1676. A “parliament” of 18 proclaimed one of the ringleaders, John Culpeper, governor and he ruled until replaced by a proprietorial nominee in 1679. The factionalism and insubordination of North Carolina continued until 1714, with further rebellions in 1689 and 1711.

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