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England's Monarchy is Suspended

Oliver Cromwell shattered the remaining Royalist forces and ended the War of the Three Kingdoms. England’s monarchy is suspended.

Navigation Act Requires Colonies to Pay Duties

The Navigation Act required the colonies to pay duties on all exports and that goods must be transported on English ships and have English crews before continuing to a foreign harbor.

First Recorded Blacks to Own Land

Anthony and Mary Johnson, first recorded blacks to own land in America, receives 250 acres of land in Northampton County on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

Rhode Island Restricts Slavery

Rhode Island passes laws restricting slavery and forbidding enslavement for more than 10 years.

Slaves Imported to Montserrat

First written mention of slaves being imported into Montserrat.

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