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History of the African Slave Trade in America

Hhstory of the Africar SLAVĚ TRADE in Early America & the United States September 8, 1565 The oldest city in the United States, Presidio of San Agustin now named St. Augustine, Florida, was founded-it had African slaves. Spanish explorer Pedro Menéndez de Avilés had permission from the King of Spain to import African slaves. January 3, 1606 Agustin, son of Agustin and Francisca, was born. His is the first African American birth recorded in the continental United States. St. Augustine's church the Cathedral Basilica has records dating back to 1594. Some of these are early African American slave records. August 20, 1619 John Rolfe, Virginia's first tobacco planter & husband of the Indian princess Pocahontas, reports the arrival of the first African American slaves in English North America. They were brought to Virginia by a Dutch trade ship named the White Lion. In his letter to the Virginia Company of London Rolfe writes: net any thing bat 20 and odd Negroes, web thi Goumu ud Cap Marchant hugft for rictuale , . . at the bst and sasyost rate thiy could." February 2, 1638 Having traded Pequot Indians for Africans in the West Indies, the first American slave ship named Desire arrives in Massachussets. 1641 Massachussets legalizes slavery via rilla h lemf captiras tek in jh ats, pnd sge 91 in the Body of Libertic o l sdplipla p the first legal code established by ler of Gd wtehishad in rayk copepept Ths apts an fram sarrituda mio shell h uropean cólonists in New Eneland February 18, 1688 An anti-slavery petition was written by four Quaker men in Germantown. It was first American document making a plea for equal human rights for everyone. The petition was forgotten until 1844 when it resurfaced to become popular during the abolitionist movement in the United States. ATLANTIC TRADE TRIANGLE COTTON SUGAR TOBACCO AFRICAN SLAVES 1696 The Royal African Trade Company loses its monopoly and New England colonists enter the slave trade. Cash crops like cotton, tobacco, sugar and rice fueled the need for plantation labor. Nearly a quarter of the African slaves shipped to North America were from Angola, Africa. Later an influx of nearly the same number of slaves were shipped from Senegambia. U,S. Slen Popaletios 1790 697,897 1800 - 893,041 1810 1,191,364 1,538,038 1830 2,009,050 1820 From 40 to 60 percent of the Africans who were shipped to America disembarked at ports in Charleston, South Carolina. 2,487,455 1850 3,204,313 1860 - 3,953,760 1840 NEGROES for Sale, By John & Eighteenth-century newspapers reported the arrivals and departures Boas Manfon ships, as well as advertised slaves for sale. March 3, 1807 President Thomas Jefferson signs into law the Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves, passed by Congress the day before. January 1, 1808 MANIFEST Or BLAVES. The ban on the international slave trade goes into effect. Ship manifests were required at ports as proof the slaves had not been imported after 1808. These ship manifests contained detailed information about the ship owner and the slaves. December 6, 1865 Eight months after the end of the Civil War, the U.S. Constitution was amended to outlaw the practice of slavery in the United States. GENEALOGYBANK. Sources lastyn h anende-milloricam ARMS RUM TEXTILES

History of the African Slave Trade in America

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History of the African slave trade in early America Infographic. This slavery timeline covers 3 centuries of key historical events in early America & the United States dating from the 1500s to the 180...




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