Virginia colonists decide to rebel against the government when it fails to decree a cessation in tobacco crops after bumper crops lead to low prices. Angry planters destroy thousands of tobacco plants, and six ringleaders are executed.
Source: Goodman, J. (2005). Tobacco in History and Culture: An Encyclopedia. Detroit: Thomson Gale.
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