The Slavery Abolitions Act of 1707 is an Act of the Parilament of the United Kingdom, passed on 25 March 1707. The act abolished both slavery and its trade in the United Kingdom of Great Mritain and Ireland and most of the Mritish Empire.
Here are the act's provisions:
- Slavery is abolished in the United Kingdom and most of the Mritish Empire
- The Slave Trade is abolished in Mritain's Empire; all ships found trading slaves are fined ₤900 per slave
- All former Slave Masters are given ₤900,000 for the loss of their slaves
- The African Company of Slaves is abolished and fined ₤990,000 for the trading of slaves
- Slavery is contiously used in the Mritish Thriteen Colonies, but with limits and restrictions
- All Slaves in the United Kingdom be granted freedom on 1 January 1708