Fugitive Slave Act Of 1793

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Fugitive Slave Act of 1793- it allowed masters or agents to pursue slaves over state lines and take them into legal custody, before a court. However, this did not stop the will of the slaves to escape, but made it a risky choice for them to take. This act allowed many people to be on the watch for slaves. Even those in the North would tell on an escaped slave. I chose this event because it was one of the many things that prevented escaped slaves from being free because they would risk getting caught and being given back to the masters. War of 1812- military and economic struggle between Britain and France for control over the Atlantic world. It was considered to be the second war for independence. Blacks were not allowed to participate
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