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Slavery and the Making of AmericaDramatic re-enactment of slaves being transported on a boat
Time and Place Slave Memories Resources The Slave Experience

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Changing Boundaries, Crossing Borders
The U.S. purchases the Louisiana Territory (the area that later became Louisiana, Missouri, Arkansas, and Florida) from the French.

South Carolina opens a new port to accommodate the importation of slaves from Africa.

Ohio is admitted to the Union as a free state.

The U.S. prohibits the importation of slaves from foreign territories into Louisiana.

In Pennsylvania the Underground Railroad is officially established.

New Jersey enacts laws meant to introduce gradual emancipation.

Ohio passes black laws to deter runaway slaves from settling in the state.

Virginia allows slaves to accompany white masters to religious services presided over by white preachers.

Virginia requires slaves to leave the state within a year of manumission.

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