Slavery in the U.S.

By nprokup
  • Economic Cost

    Economic Cost
    *In the 1640's a European worker would cost 280 guilders (dutch monetary unit of the time) for a years worth of work. A slve could be purchased indefinitealy for 300 guilders. Image from http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USASauctions.htm *Date based on the year, and is not an exact date.
  • Articles of New England Confederation

    *Article of the New England Confederation formally legalize slavery as lifelong servitude. *Date based on the year, and is not an exact date.
  • Maryland Slavery

    *Maryland formally legalizes slavery as lifelong servitude. *Date based on the year, and is not an exact date.
  • Mass. Interracial Relations

    *Massacusets becomes the first state to formally make sexual relations between races illegal. *Date based on the year, and is not an exact date.
  • Connecticut importation

    *Connecticut makes importation of slaves illegal. *Date based on the year, and is not an exact date.
  • Start of American Revolution

    Start of American Revolution
    The American Revolution began. This was important for slaves, as slaves who fought on either side were often offered emancipation for their service (for the colonies, they often needed their owneers permission.)
  • Delaware Importation

    *Delaware bans the impotation of slaves. *Date based on the year, and is not an exact date.
  • Vermont Emancipation

    Vermont Emancipation
    Vermont breaks away from New York and drafts its own constitution, which bans slavery. Image from Wikimedia Commons
  • Pennsylvania Emancipation

    Pennsylvania Emancipation
    *Pennsylvania grants slaves gradual emancipation. Daughters of slaves wold be freed at 18, sons at 21. Indentured servants existed in Pennsylvania until the 1820s. Image from Wikimedia Commons *Date based on the year, and is not an exact date.
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Nathaniel Jennison

    *Masachusetts court case that effectly ended slavery in the state by settig presidence that the state would not recognize slaves as property. *Note that the case took place in April of 1783, and not specifically on the 1st.
  • Connecticut Emancipation

    Connecticut Emancipation
    Connecticut introduces gradual emancipation. Slaves born after March 1st would e freed at the age of 25. Image from Wikimedia Commons
  • Rhode Island Emancipation

    Rhode Island Emancipation
    Rhode Island introduces gradual emancipation. Slaves born after March 1st would e freed at the age of 25. Image from Wikimedia Commons
  • New Jersey Importation

    *New Jersey bans the impotation of slaves. *Date based on the year, and is not an exact date.
  • New York Slave Trade

    New York makes slave trade illegal. *Date based on the year, and is not an exact date.
  • Census

    *Census shows that 94% of the 698,000 slaves in the U.S. live south of the Mason Dixon line. *Date based on the year, and is not an exact date.
  • New York Emancipation

    New York Emancipation
    *New York institutes a gradual emancipation of slaves. Image from Wikimedia Commons *Date based on the year, and is not an exact date.
  • Ohio Constitution

    Ohio Constitution
    Ohio becomes a state, banning slavery in its consitution. Image from Wikimedia Commons
  • New Jersey Emancipation

    New Jersey Emancipation
    *New Jersey begins Gradual Emancipation of slaves: males at age 28, females at 25. Image from Wikimedia Commons *Date based on the year, and is not an exact date.
  • Indiana Statehood

    Indiana Statehood
    Indiana Becomes a state, banning slavery in its constitution. Image from Wikimedia Commons
  • Illinois Constitution

    Illinois Constitution
    Illinois becomes a state, banning slavery in is constitution. Image from Wikimedia Commons
  • All New York Slaves Freed

    *All New York slaves are declaired free (as opposed to he gradual emancipation they had started. Out-of state slaves are allowed to be brough into the state for a period of 9-months. *Date based on the year, and is not an exact date.
  • Connecticut Abolishes Slavery

    *Date based on the year, and is not an exact date.
  • New Jersey Abolishes Slavery

    *New Jersey abolishes slavery, and the remainder of its slaves are freed. *Date based on the year, and is not an exact date.
  • Wisconsin Constitution

    Wisconsin Constitution
    Wisconsin becomes a state, banning slavery in its constitution. Additionally, Wisconsin becomes the first state to (nominally) allow black sufferage.
  • Delaware Lazy Law

    *Date based on the year, and is not an exact date.
  • New Hampshire Emancipation

    New Hampshire Emancipation
    *New Hampshire passes a law essentiall illegalizing slavery--decent wil not affect one's ability to become a citizen. Image from Wikimedia Commons *Date based on the year, and is not an exact date.
  • Sucession

    Seven southern states secede fom the Union, including South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Loiusiana, and Texas.
  • Civil War Begis

    Civil War Begis
    Hostilities begin the American Civil War.
  • Slavery in the North

    Slavery in the North
    *During the Civil War, 4 northern states still allowed slavery: Maryland, Delaware, Kentucky, and Missouri. In the map, from Wikimedia Commons, blue states are Union states, yellow states are Union states allowing slavery, red states are the initial states that suceded, and pink states are states that suceded afterward. *Date based on the year, and is not an exact date.
  • D.C. Emancipation

    D.C. Emancipation
    Lincoln frees slaves in the Discrict of Columbia. Image from Wikimedia Commons
  • Emancipation Proclimation

    Emancipation Proclimation
    Lincoln signs the emancipation proclimation, an executive order using the presidents powers of war, which freed the slaves of all of the suceded states at war with the Union. Slavery continued to be legal in some Union states. Emancipation Proclimation Text Image: First Reading of the Emancipation Prolicmation, by

    Francis Bicknell Carpenter. Public Domain.
  • American Civil War Ends

    The American Civil War ends with the victory of the Union.
  • 13 Amendment

    13 Amendment
    The 13th amendment is added to the constitution, banning slavery on a federal level. The state to most recently ratify the amendement was Mississippi, in 1995.