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.