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no but people are still using slaves. Many countries still do i.e some places in Africa...

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What did northern states do to counter the fugitive slave law?

Northern states passed Personal Liberty laws to counteract the Fugitive Slave Law. These were meant to make the law equitable and to protect the rights of Freedmen and escaped slaves without nullifying the Fugitive Slave Law.


What were the new laws given to southern states by the Compromise of 1850?

The only new law was the Fugitive Slave Act. It was not 'given to the Southern states'. It was enforced in every state of the Union. But it was a gesture of appeasement to the Southern states, in order to keep them onside at a time when it was getting harder to create new slave-states.


How did the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 affect the Civil War?

It offended many law-abiding Northern citizens who objected to being turned into unpaid slave-catchers, and threatened with $1000 fine if they failed to report anyone who looked like a runaway slave. Meanwhile it pleased the South, by appearing to confirm the legitimacy of slavery. Thus it drove the two sides further apart.


What was the problematic aspect of the Compromise of 1850?

Texas would relinquish the land it was arguing with Mexico over but would receive ten million dollars in compensation (which it would use to pay off its debts to Mexico); the slave trade would be abolished in Washington, D.C., though slavery itself was still permitted; California was admitted as a free state; and the Fugitive Slave Act, which punished people harboring fugitive slaves and allowed for the return of those slaves to their masters was passed.


In what way did the Compromise of 1850 contribute to the Union victory in the Civil War?

The Compromise of 1850 helped to resolve the conflict of territory and slavery which had arose from the Mexican and American War. This series of 5 laws provided a sure way to balance the interests of the states that lied to the south of Missouri and the northern free states. When California was added this allowed the Union to add to their troops because the state of California could not be divided and was therefore declared a free state for the purpose of the war.

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What laws punished northerners who assisted escaped slaves?

fugitive slave lawsThe Fugitive Act


Was the fugitive slave law confederate?

The the southern states had not yet seceded when the Fugitive Slave Laws were passed, and the Dred Scott Case was decided.


What made it illegal to help runaway slaves?

The Fugitive Slave Laws


Was the north especially happy with the new fugitive slave laws?

(False)


How did the fugitive slave laws start?

Blacks continued to run away


According to the fugitive slave laws if a slave escaped to a free state he or she was automatically free?

No, according to the fugitive slave laws, escaped slaves were not automatically free. The laws required that escaped slaves be returned to their owners, even if they reached a free state. This often led to contentious legal battles and resistance from abolitionists.


What included a more effective law requiring people in free states to return fugitive slaves?

Fugitive Slave Laws?


Laws punished northerners who assisted escaped slaves?

Fugitive Slave Act


What laws stated slaves couldn't read or write?

Fugitive slave law


Why did north resist the fugitive slave laws?

Because it compelled ordinary citizens to become unpaid slave-catchers.


How did personal liberty laws increase tension between the north and the south over the fugitive slave act?

Some northern states used personal liberty laws to nullify the figitive slave Act, written to help the south.


What did northern states do to counter the fugitive slave law?

Northern states passed Personal Liberty laws to counteract the Fugitive Slave Law. These were meant to make the law equitable and to protect the rights of Freedmen and escaped slaves without nullifying the Fugitive Slave Law.