The U.S Slave Era Timeline By andrew weeks

  • 1619, The very first African Slaves were brought to one of Americas first colony in Jamestown, Virginia.
  • 1793, The cotton gin was created and the rise for slave labor increases
The invention of the cotton gin increased slave numbers by more than double
  • 1793, the same year, the fugitive slave law was enacted. From anywhere in the country a slave could be returned for a good amount of money.
slaves were often beaten severely for running away or doing tiny misconvenices
  • 1820, As slavery stirs up controversy, the Missouri Compromise bans slavery from the southern Missouri border.
  • 1831-1859, Multiple Uprisings and riots start changing the state of America as people like Harriet Tubman, William Lloyd Garrison start to bring the knowlege of slavery into Americas eyes
  • 1861, The south leaves the union and the civil war thus starts
Soliders across both confederate and union lines fought
  • 1863, Abraham Lincoln passes the Emancipation Proclamation. Ending Slavery for good
  • 1865, the civil war ends and all slaves are free, thus starting the southern reconstruction and Jim Crow era.

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