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  • Fugitive Slave Act And The Laws
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    In 1850, a document called the Fugitive Slave Act was passed. Primarily, this document dealt with the reclaiming of runaway slaves. This law allowed southerners to call upon the federal government to capture runaway slaves who had fled the South and may be living in the North. The Fugitive Slave Act and the laws that went with it only caused controversy in the North. This split the North and South. In reaction to this, some northern states passed laws forbidding state officials to enforce the Fu...
  • Civil Law Of The Romans
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    science of the just and the unjust. 2. Having explained these general terms, we think we shall commence our exposition of the law of the Roman people most advantageously, if we pursue at first a plain and easy path, and then proceed to explain particular details with the utmost care and exactness. For, if at the outset we overload the mind of the student, while yet new to the subject and unable to bear much, with a multitude and variety of topics, one of two things will happen -- -we shall eithe...
  • Constitution Fugitive Slave Law
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    AP AM HISTORY DB 5 - (An A+ Essays Original Paper, written by Weird HTML) "By the 1850's the Constitution, originally framed as an instrument of national unity, had become source of sectional discord and tension and ultimately contributed to the failure of the union it had created". Using the documents and your knowledge of the period 1850-1861, assess the validity of this statement. There were many causes for the separation of the union. Many people argue that the Constitution, which was a symb...
  • Fugitive Slave Law
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    April 30, 1998 Essay: Causes of the American Civil War The American Civil War was a military conflict between the United States of America (the Union), and 11 secessionist Southern states, organized as the Confederate States of America (the Confederacy). It was the culmination of four decades of intense sectional conflict and it reflected deep-seated economic, social, and political differences between the North and the South. One of the major causes of the Civil War was the seemingly endless pol...
  • Balance Among Free And Slave Holding States
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    The Constitution of the United States was first created in 1787, to create a structure and establish the responsibilities of the American government. The goals of its drafters were to protect the inherent rights of citizens of the United States of America, establish a Government run by the people, and separate the government's powers between three different branches (Executive, Legislative and Judicial). By accomplishing the goals of the Constitution, its drafters unified the people of the Unite...
  • Slaves Escape To The North
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    Sarah H. Bradford describes as being: the future deliverer of hundreds of her people; the spy and scout of the Union Armies; the devoted hospital nurse; the protector of hunted fugitives; the eloquent speaker in public meetings; the cunning eluder of pursuing man-hunters; the heaven guided pioneer through dangers seen and unseen; and "The Moses of her People". Harriet Tubman was an African American woman who escaped from slavery and repeatedly made about 19 trips back to the South. Her brave act...
  • Balance Among Free And Slave Holding States
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    When the Constitution of the United States was first created in 1787, its purpose was to unify our country. However, by 1850, the United States had become 'source of sectional discord and tension and ultimately contributed to the failure of the union it had created. ' What happened during the 63 years after it was first established to 'contribute to the failure of the union it had created' One must look at what the Constitution promoted to make the country unified and what it did to make it dis ...

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