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Slavery - Crash Course US History #13

The Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves is a United States federal law that stated that no new slaves were permitted to be imported into the United States. This legislation was promoted by President Thomas Jefferson, who called for its enactment in his State of the Union Address.