Slavery In The United States

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Slavery In The United States


Slavery in the United States

The first 19 or so Africans arrived


A total of about 600,000 slaves were imported into the Thirteen Colonies

Near the English colony of Jamestown, Virginia,


A federal fugitive slave law is enacted, providing for the return slaves who had escaped and crossed state lines.


Congress bans the importation of slaves from Africa.

The Confederacy is founded when the deep South secedes, and the Civil War begins.




led to the end of chattel slavery in America. Not long after the war broke out, through a legal maneuver credited to Union General Benjamin F. Butler

President Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring "that all persons held as slaves" within the Confederate state "are, and henceforward shall be free."

These Africans were treated as indentured servants who joined about 1,000 English indentured servants already in the colony.

The Civil War ends. Lincoln is assassinated. The Thirteenth Amendment abolishes slavery throughout the United States. On June 19 slavery in the United States effectively ended when 250,000 slaves in Texas finally received the news that the Civil War had ended two months earlier.

The Arizona Organic Act abolished slavery on February 24, 1863 in the newly formed Arizona Territory. Tennessee and all of the border statesslavery was not completely lifted in New Hampshire and New Jersey until the nationwide emancipation in 1865

December 18, 1865. Slaves still held in Tennessee, Kentucky, Kansas, New Jersey, Delaware, West Virginia, Maryland, Missouri, Washington, D.C., and twelve parishes of Louisiana also became legally free on this date.


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