Key Period 3
Conflict, Revolution, and Independent Nation
Proclamation Line (pg. 164,165,153)
Mercy Otis Warren
Pennsylvania Gradual Emancipation Law (pg. 264-265)
This was an act for the gradual abolition of slavery proposed by the Pennsylvania legislature. The Act prohibited further importation of slaves into the state, required Pennsylvania slaveholders to annually register their slaves, and established that all children born in Pennsylvania were free persons regardless of the condition or race of their parents.