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passed on september 18,1850 by congress this law was part of the compromise 1850 the act requied that slaves be returned to their ownres even if they were in a free state the act also made th federal govrnment responsible for finding returing and trying escaped slaves what was the name of this act

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Prior to 1850, an escaped slave was safe once he or she crossed the Ohio River into the North. In 1850, however, we passed the Fugitive Slave Act, which provided rights to slave owners. If they were able to track down their escaped slave, anywhere in the United States, North or South, they had the right to drag them back. This changed things for anyone trying to escape, making Canada the only sancturary within "reasonable" access. Queen Victoria, on the throne in England, had outlawed slavery in her realm long before this. Detroit, Michigan became an important destiination on the Underground Railroad as a result of the Fugitive Slave Act. If you look at a map of the US, imagine that you are going to try to walk from any Southern state to Canada. You will see why Detroit was so attractive. Many many slaves walked to Detroit, with the aid of the Underground Railroad, and escaped to Canada. There is a monument at the Detroit River that memorializes the struggle that these brave people made to achieve freedom. If you cross over the rive to Windsor, Canada, there is a "sister" monument there, too. I tried to cut and paste some photos into this reply, but I don't think I can. I am sure you can find them on the Intenet if you search.

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Congress's attempt to settle several outstanding issues involving slavery; banned the slave trade, but not slavery in Washington, D.C.; admitted California as a free state; applied popular sovereignty to the remaining Mexican Cession territory; settled the Texas-New Mexico boundary dispute; and passed a stricter Fugitive Slave Act, which stated that all runaway slaves had to be returned to owners.

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The Missouri Compromise of 1850 was a significant event in US history. The compromise was designed to keep the number of free states and slave states in an equal balance. It did so, and avoided a major crisis that averted armed conflict. As part of the compromise, the controversial law called the Fugitive Slave Act was passed.

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the Alamo war did not work out for the mexicans since the texans won so they wanted another chance. hope this helps you!

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Because it offered something to please both the North and South

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What year did the compromise of 1850 happen?

It happend on 1850.


When was the compromise of 1850 passed?

The Compromise of 1850 was passed on September 9th, 1850.


What year was it during the Compromise of 1850?

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What did Henry Clay have to do with the compromise of 1850?

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There is not a Compromise of 1950 but there is a Compromise of 1850. The Compromise of 1850 consists of five laws passed in September of 1850 that dealt with the issue of slavery.


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Who created the compromise if 1820 and 1850?

Henry Clay was the one who drafted the compromise of 1850 and the Missouri compromise of 1820.


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Both parties were satisfied with the Compromise of 1850.