What was the Fugitive Slave Act?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 22nd May, 2015, 03:57: PM

Expert Answer:

The Fugitive Slave Act passed in 1850 gave slave owners extensive rights of travelling to the North in order to capture and bring back any escaped slaves. This Act was extremely unpopular among the anti-slavery forces in the American North.

Answered by  | 22nd May, 2015, 05:57: PM

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