Slavery Timeline

Slavery

3/5 Compromise

1787

Northwest Ordinance forbids slavery in that territory

1787

Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin

1794

Gabriel Prosser Revolt

1800

End of Slave Trade

1808

American Colonization Society formed

1817

Missouri Compromise

1820

Nat Turner Rebellion

1831

Free Soil political party is organized

1848

Fugitive Slave Act

1850

Uncle Tom’s Cabin published

1852

Dred Scott Decision

1857

Slavery begins in Jamestown

1916