The Underground Railroad was found by the black abolitionist Robert Purvis in 1838.
The Liberator was published
The first abolitionist journal, the Liberator, was written by William Lloyd Garrison. The liberator claimed that the country should complete the abolishment of all slaves throughout the country. 3/4 of the purchase was made by African Americans in 1834.
Nat Turner's Rebellion
Nat Turner's Rebellion was a slave rebellion which took place in Southampton County in Virginia, which was led by Nat Turner. 55 to 65 people was killed during the rebellion, which is the highest number of population lost directly caused by slave rebellion in the Southern colonies, or United States.
B 18030, there's 12,754,289 people including 1,987,396 slaves, which is 16% of the population. Slaves are very rare in northern states, but has a population ratio of 54% in South Carolina and 51% in Louisiana.
New York abolished slavery
New York abolishes slavery. Slaves are freed but there were still other strict laws managing their lives.
Missouri, a slave state
According to the Missouri Compromise, Missouri, the 24th state, entered the Union as a slave state.
Maine, a free state
According to the Missouri Compromise, Maine, the 23rd state, entered the Union as a as a free state.
Alabama, a slave state
Alabama, the 22nd state, entered the Union as a slave state. Later on, Alabama became one of the most well-known slave states.
Illinois, a free state
Illinois, the 21st state, entered the Union as a free state.Illinois gave African Americans and indentured slaves rights.
Mississippi, a slave state
Mississippi, the 20th state, entered the Union as a slave state. The major cash crops of cotton, indigo and rice.
Indiana, a free state
Indiana, the 19th state, entered the union as a free state. It gave freedom to slaves and indentured servants.
Louisiana, a slave state
Louisiana, the 18th state, entered the Union as a slave state. The major cash crop was tobacco.
Congress banned importation of slaves
Congress passes law which banned the importation of any new slaves into the United States effective January 1, 1808. But this law was't that effective than that congress had expected.
An emancipation act in New Jersey
New Jersey's state legislature declares a emancipation act to set slaves free. The emancipation act is slowly in process.
Ohio, a free state
Ohio, the 17th state, enters the Union as a free state. It protected slaves and indentured servants. The reason why its a free state is the Northwestern Ordinance.
Tennessee, a slave state
Tennessee, the 16th state, enters the Union as a slave state. The major cash crop was tobacco.
The first Fugitive Slave Act
Congress passed the first Fugitive Slave Act. This act punished the run away slaves, and what's more, every person who tried to help the run away slaves would be fined $500.
Massachusetts abolishes slavery
Massachusetts abolishes slavery and gives those formers slaves, also Native Americans rights to vote.
Pennsylvania abolished slavery
Pennsylvania became the first state to abolish slavery. The emancipation law were slowly in processing.
Enslave Africans banned in Delaware
Delaware passed a law which banned residents from enslave imported Africans.
Importation of slaves was banned in Virginia
Importation of slaves was outlawed in Virginia. Slavery officially ended in Virginia.
Vermont abolished slavery
Slavery was outlawed in Vermont. In addition, Vermont was not officially a state at that time.
Importation of slaves was banned in Delaware
Delaware banned the importation of slaves. This law was slowly in process.
Quaker banned from holding slaves.
Quaker, the Society of Friends, prohibited its members from buying slaves in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania.
Insurrection in South Carolina
Slaves in South Carolina started insurrections. Slaves who successfully escaped to Spanish Florida would get freedom.
Georgia prohibited slavery
The state of Georgia outlawed slavery by an English law, and what's more, the importation was also banned. This followed by a petition towards legalization of slavery to English government.
Virginia abolishes manumissions.
Manumissions means to set the labours free.
Slavery started in Rhode Island
Rhode Island legalized slavery, since it also required labor.
Black outnumbered whites
African Americans was more than white people in South Carolina.
The Virginia Slave Codes
The Virginia Slave Codes of 1705 were a series of laws passed by Virginia's House of Burgesses controlling activities related to interactions between slaves and citizens of the crown colony of Virginia and all non- Christian servants entering the colony to be slaves.
Black and white prohibited from marriage
Massachusetts outlawed marriage between African Americans and white people.
Blacks and Indians banned from walk at night without passes.
Rhode Island makes it illegal for blacks and Indians to walk at night without passes.
Slavery started in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania legalized slavery. Wheat and corn were the two major crops.
Rice cultivation is introduced into Carolina, which led to the dramatic slave population growth.
First first anti-miscegenation law
Virginia passes the first anti-miscegenation law, forbidding marriages between whites and blacks or whites and Native Americans.
Germantown Quaker Petition Against Slavery
The 1688 Germantown Quaker Petition Against Slavery was the first antislavery protest in North America colonies, which was led by Quakers.
New York banned slaves from selling goods.
Slaves in New York were banned from selling good for their own purpose.
Slaves for LIFE
Virginia past a law said that slave for once meant slave for life as an add-on to the former abolishment of the British law.
Virginia Abolished the law that let slaves free
There was a previous English law which allowed slaves who converted to Christian become free man. Virginia abolished this law.
Slavery started in New York and New Jersey.
New York and New Jersey legalized slavery. Those two northern states' weren't really have a large amount of cash crops.
Lifelong servitude for all black slaves
The State of Maryland, New York, New Jersey, the Carolinas, and Virginia passed a law which claimed lifelong servitude for all black slaves.
Slaves first recognized as lives
Slaves in Maryland were count as people, and Maryland was the first state to past a law for that, and what's more, slaves who converted to Christian could have freedom.
Gloucester County Conspiracy
Gloucester County, a town in Virginia, had the first documented slave rebellion in the colonies took place. Nine indentured servants marched from house to house, then marched to the mansion where the governor lived in. They requested Sir William Berkeley to release them from their indentures.
Slavery started in Maryland
Maryland legalized slavery, because it needed a large amount of labor. The major cash crops of colonial Maryland are tobacco, wheat and corn.
Slavery stared in Connecticut
Connecticut legalized slavery, which is the second colony that legalized slavery. The reason is that this colony was lack of labor to work.
Massachusetts Bay Colony legalizes slavery
Slavery in Massachusetts began in 1624-1629 (cannot be dated exactly), which had become legal in 1641. Governor John Winthrop helped write the first law legalizing slavery in North America.
Slave Trade began in Massachusetts
Slave trade in colonial America began with a slave trade boat called Desire, which was built and parked in Massachusetts Bay Colony. Massachusetts latter become the centre for slave trade in the north.
New Netherlands imported slaves
The Dutch West India Company imported 11 African male slaves into the New Netherlands.This is the first Dutch slave trade in America.
Slavery began in Virginia
20 Africans were purchased by English settlers from Dutch as indentured servants (the term slave had not yet appear) as soon as they (Africans) convert their religion to Christian.
Triangular Trade Started
Triangular Trade was a trade system that traded slaves, cash crops, and manufactured goods between West Africa, Caribbean or North America colonies
American Civil War
American Civil war, a war between southern slave states (Confederation) and northern non-slave holding states (Union), modifies what kind of country the United States would become. The Union won the war at end.