|| Connecticut was admitted as a free state through
||By this time, in the original 7 free states, slavery has been
or is gradually being outlawed: Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Rhode Island,
Connecticut, New York, New Hampshire, and New Jersey.
||39 African captives led by Joseph Cinque
rebel against their Cuban captors and order two surviving whites to sail
the Amistad to Africa. The ship is seized off the coast of Long
Island and the Africans are jailed in Connecticut.