a compromise bill was worked out with the following provisions: (1) Missouri was admitted as a slave state and Maine(formerly part of Massachusetts) as free, and (2) except for Missouri, slavery was to be excluded from the Louisiana Purchase lands north of latitude 36°30′.
The Fugitive Slave Acts were a pair of federal laws that allowed for the capture and return of runaway slaves within the territory of the United States.
1850- This new law forcibly compelled citizens to assist in the capture of runaway slaves. It also denied slaves the right to a jury trial and increased the penalty for interfering with the rendition process to $1,000 and six months in jail.
WE NEED TO find the slaves
they are coming for us we need to act.
Kansas and Nebraska to decide for themselves whether or not to allow slavery within their borders.