Frederick Douglass mini research
Fugitive Slave Act

The fugitive slave act required the return of any runaway slaves. Even free blacks could have been sent to the south to be slaves. It also stripped runaway slaves from any legal right, like, the right to a jury trial, the right to testify in one's own defense.(digital The Fugitive Slave Law allowed slave hunters to seize alleged fugitive slaves without any due process of law. And because most slave were assumed to be black so that put all black safty in danger free or slave(

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