2016 Cival War Project
By: Brittanie Holloway
Compromise of 1850
Land was gained from the Mexican-american war. It was also considering the laws of California becoming a free state . But that would upset the balance. Utah & New Mexico became states. They made the fugitive slave law more stricter.
Fugitive Slave law.
The fugitive slave act was part of the compromise of 1850. They added this law to make the South happy. It was where the slaves were known as property. If you saw a slave and you didn't report it you would have up to 6 months in jail.
Did you know?
Uncle Toms Cabin
It was a anti slavery novel written by Harriet Beecher Stowe. She was against slavery. Writing this book was spreading the news about how bad slavery was.This is basically hows she got her support.