Option 1: How did opportunities for Africans in Virginia to gain their freedom decline between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries? How did these laws alter Virginia society?

Use a minimum of three sources. Click on the titles below to access.

• A Report of a Comittee from an Assembly Concerning the freedome of Elizabeth Key” (1656)
• “Negro womens children to serve according to the condition of the mother” (1662)
• “An act declaring that baptisme of slaves doth not exempt them from bondage” (1667)
• “An act concerning Servants and Slaves” (1705)—you must use this source
• “Of Servants and Slaves in Virginia”; an excerpt from The History of Virginia by Robert Beverley (1722)