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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.

  • US History - , Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 5:39pm

    I'll be glad to check your son's answers.

  • US History - , Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 5:41pm

    He thinks the first on is
    It required all Americans to return runaway slaves to their owners, and free states opposed this law

    then the next one
    Slavery was increasing in the southern states, but northern states wanted to end slavery

    hes not sure and i don't want him studying the wrong material

  • US History - , Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 5:42pm

    Both of his answers are correct. :-)

  • US History - , Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 5:44pm

    thank you

  • US History - , Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 5:45pm

    You're welcome.

  • US History - , Friday, August 16, 2013 at 2:34pm

    What was one plan that received support from antislavery and pro-slavery Americans?

    A.to end slavery in the northern states

    B.to pay slaves a wage for their work

    C.to move free African Americans back to Africa

    D.to educate African American children in all states

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