How did the south view the fugitive slave act?
The south supported it because it required northerners to return any runaway slaves to their masters in the south.
The Fugitive Slave Act forced those who lived in northern states or any who supported abolition, to send runaway slaves back to their owners in an effort to maintain peace between the north and south. So the view of the southerners was that the act MUST be enforced and their slaves returned to them.
How did personal liberty laws increase tensions between the north and the south over fugitive slave act?
The Fugitive Slave Act was part of the Compromise of 1850 and it was done to satisfy abolitionists who were in Congress. While slavery was outlawed in Washington, D.C. under this compromise, the Fugitive Slave Act allowed slaves to be returned to their masters and those who housed their escape to be punished.
Well to begin with, the North already didn't like slavery. They tried to put a stop to it. The Fugitive Slave Act required all citizens to help catch runaways. Anyone who aided a fugitive could be fined or imprisoned. Many people in the South believed the law would enforce Northerners to recognize the rights of Southerners. The Northerners didn't want to catch any runaway slaves because they didn't like slavery. The Kansas-Nebraska Act pushed the…
The Fugitive Slave Act gave states the authority to issue a warrant of removal for any black person they thought was an escaped slave. It made it a crime to help a runaway slave. In addition, slave hunters made a good side living abducting free black people, accusing them of being slaves and taking them south to be sold into slavery.