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1777
Vermont abolishes slavery.

1780
Pennsylvania passes a law to gradual abolish slavery.

1781
Blacks make up more than half of the 44 settlers who found Los Angeles.

1783
The American Revolution ends. The state of Virginia grants freedom to all slaves who served in the war.

1787
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.

1788
The Constitution, which sanctions slavery and extends the slave trade and extends the slave trade for twenty more years, is ratified by the states.

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