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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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Fight or Flight?
1817
The American Colonization Society is founded to help free blacks resettle in Africa.

1817-19
Fugitive slaves in Florida and Native Americans fight together against the forces of Andrew Jackson in the First Seminole War.

1817
The state of Georgia officially bans the slave trade.

1819
The U.S. annexes East Florida, which previously served as a refuge for runaway slaves.

1819
U.S. law declares slave trading to be a capital offense.

1819
Canada denies the American government the right to pursue runaway slaves within its borders.

1819
Virginia and North Carolina remove restraints on interstate slave trade.

1819
Virginia outlaws blacks and mulattos, whether free or slave, from meeting for the purposes of education and forbids teaching blacks to read and write.

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