The Fugitive Slave Law or Fugitive Slave Act was passed by the United States
Congress on September 18, 1850, as part of the Compromise of 1850 between ...
Widespread resistance to the 1793 law later led to the passage of the Fugitive
Slave Act of 1850, which added further provisions regarding runaways and levied
The Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 was part of the Compromise of 1850. This law
required the United States government to actively assist slave owners in ...
The Fugitive Slave Act was part of the group of laws referred to as the "
Compromise of 1850." In this compromise, the antislavery advocates gained the ...
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, That the persons who have
Sep 13, 2002 ... The demand from the South for more effective legislation resulted in enactment of
a second Fugitive Slave Act in 1850. Under this law fugitives ...
The most explosive element in the Compromise of 1850 was the Fugitive Slave
Law, which required the return of runaway slaves. Any black--even free ...
In the wake of the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850, which forced Northern law
enforcement officers to aid in the recapture of runaways, more than ten thousand
Henry Clay, U.S. senator from Kentucky, was determined to find a solution. In
1820 he had resolved a fiery debate over the spread of slavery with his Missouri
Excerpts from The Fugitive Slave Act 1850. Full title: An Act to amend, and
supplementary to, the Act entitled 'An Act respecting Fugitives from Justice, and ...