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1 Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 By: Daniella Adarve and Stephen Blount

2 Fugitive Slave Act of 1793 Slaves began fleeing to the North. A law was put in place so that slave owners could reclaim their slaves even if they were free. Prigg vs. Pensylvania Many flaws

3 Free At Last? Rights to the slaves Judges were often givens bonuses as incentives to “return” slaves to their masters If a fugitive was found they were to returned to their master. This caused some problems. “The colored men’s rights are less than those of a jackass” –Frederick Douglass

4 Fugitive Slave Act war.net/pages/fugitive_slave_act.asp war.net/pages/fugitive_slave_act.asp slave_kidnap_post_1851_boston.jpg

5 Who Did It? Slaves fled North vs. South Harriet Tubman South vs. North du/reward2.jpg

6 Sources (Danzer, 2003) Danzer, G. A. (2003). The americans. McDougall Littell. ("The compromise of," ) compromise of 1850 and the fugitive slave act. (n.d.). Retrieved from ml ml ("Fugitive slave act," ) Fugitive slave act of (n.d.). Retrieved from act-of-1793


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