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21 Sep 2017
At Jamestown, Virginia, approximately 20 captive Africans are sold into slavery in the British North American colonies.
Rice cultivation is introduced into Carolina. Slave importation increases dramatically.
The first separate black church in America is founded in South Carolina.
Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin, making cotton production more profitable. The market value of slaves increases as a result
New York City hosts the first National Anti-Slavery Society Convention.
Congress abolishes slavery in Washington, D.C., and the territories.
The thirteenth amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolishes slavery throughout the country.
Democrats win control of both houses of Congress for the first time since the Antebellum period.
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