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Unformatted text preview: and the Oregon Trail in 1843 was just one of the Pacific Dreams. By 1860, about 250,000 Americans had braved the Oregon Trail, 65,000 headed for Oregon and the rest of California. Here we go with the women again having more work to do Women found found the trail especially difficult because it increase the authority, of their husbands, who directed the enterprise and added the work of driving wagons and animals to their usual duties. Isn't that something. In the required reading; the Fugitive Slave Act was part of The Compromise 1850. The Fugitive Slave Act consisted of Laws that denied a jury trial to all accused blacks and even the right to testify. Using its provisions southern owners re- enslaved 200 fugitives as well some free northern blacks. This was so wrong. I have to admit that I have learned a lot while taking this course but I am sadden by some of the facts that I did not know about....
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- Spring '10
- American Civil War, Fugitive Slave Act, Oregon Trail