This was part of the Compromise of 1850. It stated that if a slave escaped to the north the northerners were required to turn them in. To enforce this southerners would also pay bounty hunters to the north to retrieve their slaves for them.
It required all citizens to report to the police anyone who looked as though they might be a runaway slave, or risk a heavy fine for keeping quiet.
This inflamed Abolitionist opinion, as well as proving unpopular with many Northern citizens generally.
It is an overstatement that it led to the publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin.
1850 is when the fugitive act was passed! There was also a Fugitive Slave Act in 1793.
The Fugitive Slave act was part of the Compromise of 1850. The compromise of 1850 said any new states would be free states as long as they passed the fugitive slave act. This act made Northerners turn in runaway slaves.
this happened on durimg the kansas-Nebraska Act in 1850
The Fugitive Slave Act was a pro-slavery part of the Compromise of 1850.
The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 sought to force the authorities in free states to return fugitive slaves to their masters.
the fugitive slave act of 1850 and the kansas-nebraska act of 1854
The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 stated that when an escaped slave was found and captured, they had to be returned to their master. The act also stated that the officials and citizens that lived in free states had to comply with the act.
The fugitive slave act
It was 1850.
September 18, 1850
In 1850, the United States Congress passes the Fugitive Slave Law, or Fugitive Slave Act. It was a part of the Compromise of 1850. It forced all runaway slaves to come back to their original masters.
The slavery law in 1850 was the Fugitive Slave Act.
Under the Fugitive Slave Act, people could be imprisoned for helping a runaway slave. The act was passed in 1850.
The Fugitive Slave Act was written by Congress as part of the Compromise of 1850 between Southern slave-holding interests and Northern Free-Soilers. The act was passed by the United States Congress on September 18, 1850.
In 1850 there were more slaves & states so that made it harder to compromise with other states, because they all had different opinions.
The act was passed in Congress on September 18, 1850.
The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.
A new fugitive slave act
Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Act.
The Fugitive Slave Act
The Fugitive Slave Act
I believe that the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 stated that any fugitive slave caught ( even if caught in a free territory) should be immediately returned to it's owner.