Category - Slavery


North and South – Diverging Views

Huge land deals and sectional views over the spread of slavery into the new territories were splitting the nation and threatening peace in antebellum America. The first time a petition for the...

Provisions Slavery

The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850

The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 allowed the capture and return of fugitive slaves to their rightful owners within the territories of the United States. It was one of the five acts included in the...