In Virginia, black slaves and black and white indentured servants band together to participate in Bacon's Rebellion.
The State of Virginia forbids blacks and slaves from bearing arms, prohibits blacks from congregating in large numbers, and mandates harsh punishment for slaves who assault Christians or attempt escape.
Virginia declares that all imported black servants are slaves for life.
New York makes it illegal for slaves to sell goods.
The Pennsylvania Quakers pass the first formal antislavery resolution.
Virginia passes the first anti-miscegenation law, forbidding marriages between whites and blacks or whites and Native Americans.
Virginia prohibits the manumission of slaves within its borders. Manumitted slaves are forced to leave the colony.
South Carolina passes the first comprehensive slave codes.