American Slavery

  • Jan 1, 1501

    African slaves in new world

    African Slaves in the New World Spanish settlers bring slaves from Africa to Santo Domingo (now the capital of the Dominican Republic).
  • Jan 1, 1522

    Slave Revolt: the Caribbean island

    Slave Revolt: the Caribbean Slaves rebel on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, which now comprises Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
  • Jan 1, 1562

    Britain Joins Slave trade

    Britain Joins Slave Trade John Hawkins, the first Briton to take part in the slave trade, makes a huge profit hauling human cargo from Africa to Hispaniola.
  • Apr 19, 1581

    slaves in florida

  • Slaves in Jamestown, Virginia

  • Hereditary slavery: black children bond or free according to mother

  • Law in virginia slaves as property, allwed to kill runaways

  • Slave revolt: New York Slaves kill whites

  • Slave Revolt: South carolina crying liberty 75 slaves flee to florida with stolen weapons

  • American Revolution begins battles at mass on april 19

  • first abolitionist society, benjamin Franklin becomes president in 1787

  • Declaration of Ind.

  • American Revolution ends

  • Thomas Jeffersons proposal to ban slavery in territories after 1800 fails

  • first U.S. Census nearly 700,000 slaves in nation of 3.9 million

  • Fugitive slave act outlaws efforts to help runaways

  • Cotton GIn Eli's invention creates demand for slave labor

  • United states bans slave trade importing African slaves

  • Missouri Compromise, 36 30 line created

  • Slave Revolt: Charleston, SC freed slave attempts a rebellion

  • Slave Revolt: Virginia preacher Nat turner leads two day uprising

  • southern states expel abolitionists and their propaganda

  • Period: to

    Mexican American War

  • Frederick Douglass' Newspaper

  • Harriet tubman escapes after fleeing slavery

  • Compromise of 1850, harsher fugitive slave act

  • Uncle Tom's Cabin Published, sells 300,000 copies in a year

  • Kansas-Nebraska Act lets new territories choose sides, violence

  • Dred Scott: Blacks can never be citizens, congress cannot outlaw slavery

  • abraham Lincoln elected

  • southern secession- South Carolina

  • Period: to

    united states Civil War, 623,000 lives

  • Emancipation Proclamation