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Fugitive Slave Law of 1850

Transcription of the Provisions of the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 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 been, or may hereafter be, appointed commissioners, in virtue of any act of Congress, by the Circuit Courts […] more

Rapid growth of slavery in the 1800’s

Louisiana Purchase 1803 The acquisition of the Louisiana territories, known as the Louisiana Purchase, in 1803 by the Jefferson administration doubled the size of the American territory and therefore its availability to the spread of slavery. The north and south had opposing views. The south supported the spread of the institution of slavery to the […] more