The Fugitive Slave Acts of 11793 and 1850

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The Fugitive Slave Acts of 1793 and 1850 (pgs. 157-158)
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responses.
1. Based on the title, how does this selection use chronology as an
organizational pattern?
2. Look at the heading on page 157. Notice the subheadings of the
paragraphs that follow. What do these elements tell you about the
organization of this part of the selection?
3. How does the quote, “any two villains” clarify Section 6?
4. What similar idea connects Section 7 and Section 8?
5. Under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1793, what would happen to someone who
knowingly helped a person running away from slavery?
6. Under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, what would happen to a person who
knowingly helped someone running away from slavery?
7. Under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, who was, and who was not, allowed
to testify at the trial of an alleged runaway? (See Section 6.)
8. Under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, who was required to help catch a
suspected runaway?
9. How did many Northerners react to the provisions of the Fugitive Slave Act
of 1850?
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