Wealth From The Colonial -- Revolutionary Era

  • Jamestown, the biggest corporate colony, is founded by 104 Virginian men and boys

  • Nathaniel Bacon, in the interest of the people, declares that the governor of Virgina is gaining wealth through unfair ways like raising taxes

  • The Boston Tea Party occurs, in which angry colonists dressed as Native Americans dumped English tea into the harbor to protest high taxes

  • Revolutionary War begins, draining colonists of tax money to fund soldiers, weapons, and armor

  • The 14th Amendment, which allows corporations to act as individuals, is ratified