Vermont abolishes slavery.
Pennsylvania passes a law to gradual abolish slavery.
Blacks make up more than half of the 44 settlers who found Los Angeles.
The American Revolution ends. The state of Virginia grants freedom to all slaves who served in the war.
Congress enacts the Northwest Ordinance, banning slavery in the western territory acquired from England in the Revolutionary War.
Absalom Jones and Richard Allen form the Free African Society in Philadelphia.
The Constitution, which sanctions slavery and extends the slave trade and extends the slave trade for twenty more years, is ratified by the states.