sep 18, 1850 - The Fugitive Slave Act
what was it- The Fugitive Slave Act was passed as part of the Compromise of 1850. This act forced any federal official who did not arrest a runaway slave to pay a fine.
how did it lead to the Civil War- This act caused many abolitionists to push even more for slave freedom and helped slaves with the Underground Railroad.
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