The Jacobite Rising of 1745 by Matt Milan And Connor Douglass

Claim: The Jacobite revolt occurred, because previous revolutions had left the Country with corrupt leaders, poor economic policies, and unfair social values.

Background Info: The Jacobite Rising of 1745 was started by Charles Edward Stuart. His goal was to regain the British throne for the house of Stuart. The Jacobite army refers to the people that wanted to restore King James the VII of Scotland, England, and Ireland.


In the years prior, Great Britain had be ruled by King George. This king had overthrown the Stuarts' reign of England and Scotland. However, "The Jacobite dream of ruling Great Britain flared up again a generation later, under the leadership of the Old Pretender’s son, Charles" (THE JACOBITE REBELLION). The Stuart's and their followers (Jacobites), were angry with King George, so they decided to rebel. They rebelled during 1745 because Great Britain had troops spread across the globe, and were left vulnerable to attack. Charles gathered an army and marched to Edinburgh, when "20,000 cheering citizens greeted the Jacobite army in Edinburgh. The Old Pretender was declared King James VIII of Scotland" (THE JACOBITE REBELLION). The Jacobite Rebellion had be successful in their plight for glory. The Jacobite Rebellion was caused by the tyranny of King George, and the loyalty of the Jacobite people.


“The Union of 1707 between Scotland and England was highly unpopular with the vast majority of the population in Scotland. Several articles of the Act of Union agreement were economically favorable to landowners in Scotland, but failed to deliver any economic advantages to the majority of the population for over thirty years” ("BBC - History ).

The population of Scotland had an affect on the Union of 1707, because it was highly unpopular. The Act of Union agreement was economically favorable to the landowners, but but failed to deliver the advantages to the majority of the people, for over 30 years. The Act of Union only was favorable to the smaller amount of the population. The Act of Union wasn’t applied to the majority of the population because it failed to deliver the economic advantages to them.


The Jacobite rebellion was fueled by the social classes and their loyalty. This quote sheds light on how loyal the subjects were, "However, the Stuarts did still command a lot of loyalty in Scotland, France and England - the British Union did inevitably re-ignite the Jacobite cause" (BBC - History). The Scottish people very angry about the Union of 1707, and their loyalty to the Stuart's family was so great, they rebelled and joined the Jacobite Standard. This is an example about how a rebellion started based on social values and loyalties.

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Griffiths, Jack. "If the 1745 Rising Had Succeeded, America Would Still Be British." All About History. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Mar. 2017.

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