List of rebellions in the United States

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This is a List of rebellions in the United States, it shows all rebellions fought in what is today the United States.

Name Date Events Rebel Groups Result Notes
Bacon's Rebellion 1676 Bacon's forces attacked many of the neighboring Native tribes before driving governor William Berkeley from the capitol of Jamestown, burning the city. Suppressed by reinforcements from England. Virginia settlers led by Nathaniel Bacon The rebel forces, being composed of a mix of classes and races - many slaves and indentured whites among them - inspired the passing of the Virginia Slave Codes of 1705.
American Revolution 1765 - 1783 American Revolutionary War
Boston campaign
Boston Massacre
Pine Tree Riot
Thirteen Colonies [America] The Thirteen American Colonies rejected the British monarchy and aristocracy, overthrew the authority of Great Britain, and founded the United States of America.
Shays' Rebellion August 1786 – June 1787 Paper Money Riot Anti-austerity protesters Rising up against economic injustices and suspension of civil rights by Massachusetts. Won economic reforms in a landslide election shortly after protestors were dispersed by a privately raised militia.
Whiskey Rebellion 1791–1794 Frontier tax protesters Tax protest in the United States beginning in 1791, over 175 distillers from Kentucky were convicted of violating the tax law. No specific events
Fries's Rebellion 1799 - 1800 Rebel farmers Armed tax revolt among Pennsylvania Dutch farmers. Thirty men went on trial in Federal court. No specific events
1811 German Coast Uprising January 8–10, 1811 Rebel slaves Between 64 and 125 enslaved men marched from sugar plantations near present-day LaPlace on the German Coast toward the city of New Orleans. Militia companies to hunt down and kill the insurgents. No specific events.
Nat Turner's slave rebellion August 21 – 23, 1831 Rebel slaves Led by Nat Turner, rebel slaves killed anywhere from 55 to 65 people. The rebellion was put down within a few days. Local blacks are massacred. No specific events.
1842 Slave Revolt in the Cherokee Nation 1842 Rebel slaves Slaves escape and fight police, eventually captured. No specific events.
Anti-Rent War 1839-1845 Anti-Renters The tenants could not pay the amounts demanded, could not secure favorable terms, and could not obtain relief in the courts, so they revolted. Trials of leaders of the revolt. No exact date. No specific events.
Taos Revolt January 19-July 9, 1847 Cienega Affair
Las Vegas Affair
Red River Canyon Affair
Second Battle of Mora
Local rebels
New Mexicans and Pueblo allies rebel against the United States' occupation of present-day northern New Mexico. The rebels fought but after being defeated they abandoned open warfare.
John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry October 16–18, 1859 Raider slaves and abolitionists Abolitionist John Brown to initiate an armed slave revolt. Raid ended by troops. No specific events.
American Civil War April 12, 1861 – May 9, 1865 Eastern Theater of the American Civil War
Western Theater of the American Civil War
Lower Seaboard Theater of the American Civil War
Trans-Mississippi Theater of the American Civil War
Pacific Coast Theater of the American Civil War
Confederate States of America Southern slave states individually declared their secession from the United States of America.
New York City draft riots July 13–16, 1863 Riots expressing discontent with new draft law; white attack on blacks because of economic competition. Residents of New York City New York State militia and federal troops restored order. Largest civil and racially-charged insurrection in American history.
Battle of Liberty Place September 14, 1874 White League Attempted insurrection by the Crescent City White League against the Reconstruction Louisiana state government. Federal troops restored the elected government. No specific events. Part of Reconstruction violence against the Union.
Election Riot of 1874 November 3, 1874 White League White supremacists take Republicans out of office and declared the Democrats as winners No specific events. Part of Reconstruction violence against the Union,.
Greenwood, New York, insurrection of 1882 February 1882 The Governor of New York proclaimed a state of insurrection. Residents of Greenwood refused with violence and threats of more violence to pay a tax levied to repay money Greenwood had borrowed to help construction of a never-built railroad. Citizens of Greenwood Taxes paid, insurrection ended at threat of calling out militia. Molly Maguires said to be involved.
Wilmington insurrection of 1898 November 10, 1898 Waddell's Army

Segregationist rioters

Successful removal of local government, retaining segregationist policies. No specific events.
Green Corn Rebellion August 2–3, 1917 Rebel farmers The uprising was a reaction by radicalized European-Americans, tenant farmers, Seminoles, Muscogee Creeks and African-Americans to an attempt to enforce the Selective Draft Act of 1917. The country rebels met with a well-armed posse of townsmen, with whom shots were exchanged and three people killed. No specific events.
Coal Wars c.1890 - 1930 Coal Creek War
Colorado Coalfield War
Battle of Blair Mountain
Miners and unions The Coal Wars, or the Coal Mine Wars, were a series of armed labor conflicts in the United States, they occurred mainly in the East, particularly in Appalachia. No specific events.
Battle of Athens (1946) August 1–2, 1946 Angered citizens Citizens assault buildings and cause later reforms. No specific events.
San Juan Nationalist revolt October 30, 1950 Jayuya Uprising
Utuado Uprising
Puerto Rican Nationalist Party Nationalist revolt that took place on October 30, 1950, in the town of Jayuya, Puerto Rico. The top leaders of the Nationalist party were arrested, including Albizu Campos and Blanca Canales, and sent to jail to serve long prison terms.
Black Power movement 1960s – present Glenville shootout
1969 Greensboro uprising
Black Panther Party
Black Revolutionary Assault Team
White Panther Party
Radicalization of the Civil Rights Movement.
Red Power movement 1960s – present Wounded Knee incident American Indian Movement Radicalization of a Native American movement.
Attica Prison riot September 9–13, 1971 Inmates Prison retaken by authorities. No specific events
Occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge January 2, 2016 – February 11, 2016 Anti-government militants Land reform movement, ended by police. No specific events. Related to the Bundy standoff

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