April 15, 2020
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First African Slaves brought to Jamestown Virginia by Dutch Traders
MA becomes the first colony to legalize slavery by passing the Body of Liberties.
John Punch, African, was sentenced to lifelong slavery by Virginia court for trying to flee his servitude.
65% of people in South Carolina were slaves
Cotton Gin invented
Slave population was 4 million according to census
Civil War Begins
Civil War Ends
Harriet Tubman born in Maryland as Araminta Ross
Northern states vote to abolish slavery within their borders
Beginning of Underground Railroad
"Minty" marries John Tubman
American Constitution takes effect with provisions for slavery
Africans were treated like indentured servants since they were baptized as Christians before traveling to America and would gain freedom after working for a certain number of years.
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