While anti-miscegenation laws are often regarded as a Southern phenomenon, most western and plains states also enacted them.
Although anti-miscegenation amendments were proposed in United States Congress in 1871, 1912–19, a nationwide law against racially mixed marriages was never enacted.
Although slavery was gradually abolished in the North after independence, this at first had little impact on the enforcement of anti-miscegenation laws.
An exception was Pennsylvania, which repealed its anti-miscegenation law in 1780, together with some of the other restrictions placed on free blacks, when it enacted a bill for the gradual abolition of slavery in the state.
By outlawing "interracial" marriage, it became possible to keep these two new groups separated and prevent a new rebellion.
In 1776, seven out of the Thirteen Colonies that declared their independence enforced laws against interracial marriage.
He had five brothers, Keith, Myron, Franklin, Roland and Harlan; and one sister, Margaret.
In the United States, anti-miscegenation laws (also known as miscegenation laws) were state laws passed by individual states to prohibit miscegenation, nowadays more commonly referred to as interracial marriage and interracial sex. In those of the original Thirteen Colonies that became states and enacted such laws, they were enacted as state law in the early 18th century; a century or more after the complete racialization of slavery.
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