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Homework Help: US History

Posted by Haley on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 5:37pm.

Why was the Fugitive Slave Act so controversial? (3 points)

It required all Americans to return runaway slaves to their owners, and free states opposed this law.
It required all runaway slaves to be hung, and most people in free and slaveholder states were against this form of punishment.
Fugitive slaves who were caught were sent back to Africa, and southern states disagreed with this practice.
Fugitive slaves were required to work twice as long before they could be freed, and northern states opposed this rule.

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What is the best description of the spread of slavery in the American states in the 1800s? (3 points)

Slavery was increasing in both the northern and southern states.
Both the northern and southern states were working to end slavery.
Slavery was increasing in the southern states, but northern states wanted to end slavery.
Slavery was increasing in the northern states, but southern states wanted to end slavery.

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