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Staple Act Requires Duties

The Staple Act required all goods destined for American colonies from foreign ports be shipped, unloaded, inspected, and repacked at England ports with duties assessed before transport to the colonies.

Virginia Slave Rebellion

In Gloucester County, Virginia, the first documented slave rebellion in the colonies takes place.

Maryland Legalizes Slavery

Maryland legalizes slavery.

Carolinas Given to Proprietors

Charles II, King of England, gives the Carolinas to proprietors.

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