A Nation Dividing (1).pdf - Unit 3 Lesson 2 Chapter 15 Section 2(The American Republic to 1877 Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 required all citizens to help

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Unit 3 Lesson 2 Chapter 15 Section 2 (The American Republic to 1877)
Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 required all citizens to help catch enslaved people who ran away People in South believed law would force Northerners to recognize rights of Southerners Enforcement of law led to more anger in the North, convincing more people of the evils of slavery Many Northerners refused to comply with the law Underground Railroad used to help those who were enslaved escape to freedom Antislavery groups tried to rescue African Americans who were being pursued or free those who were captured Some juries in the North refused to convict those accused of breaking Fugitive Slave Law
Written by Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1852 Novel showed slavery as a brutal, cruel system Sold over 300,000 copies in its first year in publication
1854: Senator Stephen A. Douglas proposed organizing region west of Missouri and Iowa as territories of Kansas and Nebraska

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