slave Act

slave Act

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  • Enacted by Congress in 1793, the first Fugitive Slave Act authorized local governments to seize and return escaped slaves to their owners and imposed penalties on anyone who aided in their flight.
  • I have four slaves missing from my plantation!!
  • I will find them! That will be $500!
  • Here is $250 now and the other half when you bring them to me! 
  • 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.
  • I am Mr. Roberts, this is my slave. Where is the Knight family?
  • Sir I do not know where they are. No one helped me escape.
  • I found him near a boxcar! 
  • 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.
  • I will find Mr. Knight and hang him!
  • The Underground Railroad reached its peak in the early 1850’s and helped thousands of slaves escape to Canada; outside the US’s jurisdiction.
  • Be Safe!
  • Take the train to the boarder. Mr. Jones will help from there!
  • God Bless!
  • Widespread opposition to the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 saw the law become virtually unenforceable in certain Northern states, and by 1860 only around 330 slaves had been successfully returned to their Southern masters.
  • Thank You! We will cross at dawn! Do you have any food?
  • Yes! Come in, you have had a long trip!
  • We will stay here tonight!
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