Missouri Becomes Slave State
Missouri Compromise allows Missouri to become a slave state, establishes Maine as a free state, and bans slavery in the territory west of Missouri.
South Carolina Bans Anti-slavery Speech
South Carolina announces penalties for introducing any written anti-slavery material into the state.
South Carolina Requires Slaves to Wear ID Tags
In Charleston, South Carolina, slaves are required to wear distinctive identification tags. This law is later extended to free blacks in the city as well.
First Organized Emigration of US Blacks to Africa
The first organized emigration of U.S. blacks back to Africa from New York to Sierra Leon