This is a skit about the fugitive slave act
There was an act passed in 1850, because California wanted to become a state, that forced the north to help with slavery in the south.
It said that anyone in the North had to return runaway slaves back to the south if they got to the North
This enraged lots of people in the North. But that isnt all of it. This act also allows Slave owners from the south to come up to the North and take runaway slaves but it was mostly free African Americans that were sold into slavery
Yes, we do appreciate the help sir.
You're coming with us slave!
I am a free man sir. I dont belong to anyone but myself.
You're going back to the south were you belong Slave!
Some people agreed with this and some did not which caused even more tension between the North and the South. This disagreement among many others is what eventually led to ths Civil War
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