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Vermont Abolishes Slavery

Vermont is the first of the thirteen colonies to abolish slavery and enfranchise all adult males.

New York Enfranchises Free Propertied Men

New York enfranchises all free propertied men regardless of color or prior servitude.

Vermont Republic Becomes First US Territory to Abolish Slavery

In its newly ratified constitution, the Vermont Republic becomes the first territory that is now part of the United States to outlaw slavery.

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