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Abolition of Slavery
Transcript of Abolition of Slavery
Abolition of Slavery
Pennsylvania prohibits the importation of blacks and Indians. Led to the prohibition of importation of slaves on 1712.
Spanish Florida promises freedom and land to runaway slaves. This promise was historically significant because it led to the Stono Rebellion (1739) : it was Sunday, when white men were in Church, when a group of slaves followed Cato (the leader), ran to a store next to the Stono River, and decapitated the owner of the store and placed his head on a pole, then they continued to steal the weapons. Their objective was to reach to Florida to be free as promised, but they were captured and decapitated, their heads hanged in poles to serve as warnings to other slaves in case they were thinking of escaping. The slaves will keep trying to be free after this first move.
Abolitionist Society Anthony Benezet of Philadelphia founds the world's first abolitionist society. Benjamin Franklin becomes its president in 1787
Vermont is the first of the thirteen colonies to abolish slavery and enfranchise all adult males. This was important since it resulted in all states above Maryland getting rid of slavery between 1777 and 1804. Even though people continued to have slaves; through the revolutionary process was that slaves were finally free, but first some colonies needed to take the first step to abolish slavery.
Fugitive Slave Act The United States outlaws any efforts to impede the capture of runaway slaves. The Underground Railroad were a group of committed whites and free blacks (called "conductors") dedicated to help slaves escape during the 1830's. Between 50,000 to 100,000 slaves found freedom via the Underground Railroad. Many times slaves were found and punished and the conductors even killed. When the Supreme Court ruled in 1842 that states were not required to enforce the Fugitive Slave Laws of 1793, opposition to the Underground Railroad turned downright rabid as "conductors" became courageous in moving their charges towards freedom.
United States Bans Slave Trade Importing African slaves is outlawed, but smuggling continues
Emancipation Proclamation President Abraham Lincoln decrees that all slaves in Rebel territory are free on January 1, 1863
Slavery Abolished the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution outlaws slavery
"I will not be defeated"
By: Carolina Muñoz