States History Question of the
Answer and Explanation
Slave Act poster
The Fugitive Slave Act was a provision of which of the following
(A) the Missouri Compromise
(B) the Wilmot Proviso
(C) the Compromise of 1850
(D) the Kansas-Nebraska Act
(E) the Ostend Manifesto
(C) the Compromise of 1850.
Although the Constitution supported the return of runaway slaves
(Article IV, Section II) and fugitive slave bills had been passed prior
to 1850, the inclusion of the Fugitive Slave Law in the Compromise of
1850 proved to be the most controversial. Southerners demanded it in
exchange for concessions to the North, such as California's admission
as a free state. Abolitionists hated it and saw its federal
enforcement as an example of Southern "slave power."
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