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Fugitive slave law 1850 by matt femia

Fugitive Slave Law (1850)By: Matt Femia


Historical background

Historical Background

  • Prior to the Fugitive Slave Law of 1793 which required that runaway slaves be brought back to their masters, the new law stated that anyone, Federal marshals and officials in particular, that did not arrest and return slaves, or helped and aided a slave, would be fined $1,000 and be accountable for 6 months imprisonment.


Main idea

Main Idea

  • In general, it was known as a more “stringent Fugitive Slave Law”.

  • It’s purpose was to ensure that slaves did not runaway due to the fact that there was consequences for everyone involved now.


Point of view

Point Of View

  • Created and enforced by those who supported slavery, otherwise the law would be more lenient and perhaps disregarded.


Inferences

Inferences

  • The original Fugitive Slave Law of 1793 must have been allowing slaves to runaway and whatnot.

  • Slaves must have been being granted assistance by Federal marshals, as they are now included specifically in the act to be punished if involved.


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