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Timeline: 1700-1800

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1800

VIRGINIA CODE MAKES ALL NON-CHRISTIAN SERVANTS ENTERING COLONY ENSLAVED AND ALL ENSLAVED BECOME PROPERTY 
 
RHODE ISLAND FORBIDS CLANDESTINE IMPORTATION OF INDIAN AND BLACK ENSLAVED
 
SO-CALLED ENSLAVED REVOLT IN NEW YORK CITY LEADS TO GENERAL VIOLENCE
 
NEW YORK FUGITIVE SLAVE LAW
 
UPRISING IN VIRGIN ISLANDS
 
SPANISH FLORIDA PROMISES FREEDOM AND LAND TO FREEDOM SEEKERS
 
FOUNDING OF FORT MOSE IN SPANISH FLORIDA FOR FLEEING BONDSMEN
 
STONO REVOLT IN SOUTH CAROLINA 
 
NORTH CAROLINA ENACTS LAW TO PROSECUTE ANY PERSON ASSISTING FREEDOM SEEKERS 
 
CRISPUS ATTUCKS DIES IN BRITISH ATTACK IN BOSTON BEGINNING REVOLUTIONARY WAR 
 
VIRGINIA PLACES BOUNTY ON AFRICANS ESCAPING TO MAROON COMMUNITIES IN GREAT DISMAL SWAMP 
 
ANTHONY BENEZET FOUNDS PENNSYLVANIA ABOLITION SOCIETY 
 
BATTLES AT LEXINGTON AND CONCORD, MASSACHUSETTS
 
LORD DUNMORE'S PROCLAMATION OFFERING FREEDOM TO ENSLAVED SERVING WITH BRITISH ARMED FORCES 
 
AMERICAN REVOLUTION
 
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
 
SOCIETY OF FRIENDS FORBIDS SLAVERY BY MEMBERS
 
VERMONT AMENDS STATE CONSTITUTION TO BAN SLAVERY
 
WITH OWNER'S PERMISSION VIRGINIA FREES THOSE WHO SERVED IN COLONIAL MILITARY 
 
CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION
 
NORTHWEST ORDINANCE FORBIDS SLAVERY IN NORTHWEST TERRITORY
 
ELI WHITNEY INVENTS THE COTTON GIN 
 
FOUNDING OF MOTHER BETHEL AME CHURCH IN PHILADELPHIA BY REV. RICHARD ALLEN
 
SECOND GREAT AWAKENING CONVERTS MANY ENSLAVED TO CHRISTIANITY 
 
GABRIEL PROSSER REVOLT IN RICHMOND