Massachusetts is the first colony to legalize slavery.
The New England Confederation of Plymouth, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Haven adopts a fugitive slave law.
Connecticut legalizes slavery.
Rhode Island passes laws restricting slavery and forbidding enslavement for more than 10 years.
Massachusetts requires all black and Indian servants to receive military training.
A Virginia court grants blacks the right to hold slaves.
Virginia passes a fugitive slave law.
Charles II, King of England, orders the Council of Foreign Plantations to devise strategies for converting slaves and servants to Christianity.