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Unformatted text preview: always, Northerners were outraged, and thought it was just another attempt made by the South to gain more territory for slaves. Another part of Manifest Destiny that succeeded was the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, which basically created the territories we know as modern-day Kansas and Nebraska. Chapter 5 was also about the Fugitive Slave Law passed in 1850. This made for the returning of runaway slaves who escaped into another state. There would also be consequences for marshals or anyone else in proper authority who didnt enforce the law, or if they helped the slaves escape even further, there would also be penalties for that. Chapter 5 also describes the free soilers, who were basically people who broke away from the Democratic Party, who opposed the expansion of slavery, and also about free blacks, who were no longer slaves. Free blacks were facing problems with authority, often times being mistaken for slaves, and returned to plantations....
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- Spring '07