From the 1st of January 1808, the Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves (passed in 1807) came into force, thus ending the legal transatlantic slave trade. Slavery was not officially abolished in the United States until the ratification of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution in 1865.
US Prohibits import of slaves from Africa (43 words)
Historical Context Note
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