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Slavery Timeline
Updated: 9/4/2018
Slavery Timeline
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  • In 1619 in August 20, the first African Slaves arrived in Jamestown.
  • In 1641 Massachusetts became the first state to legalize slavery. 
  • 1663- Virginia documented the first slave rebellion
  • 1808- United States bans slave trade Importing African Slaves is outlawed but smuggling continues.
  • 1861-1865- The civil war has started in 1861 and ended in 1865. The war resulted in 623,000 casualties
  • 1863- Emancipation Proclamation President Abraham Lincoln decrees that all slaves in Rebel territory are free on January 1.
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