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1. How was the Fugitive Slave Act detrimental to northerners' stand against slavery?

1. How was the Fugitive Slave Act detrimental to northerners' stand...

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1. How was the Fugitive Slave Act detrimental to northerners' stand against slavery?

1. How was the Fugitive Slave Act detrimental to northerners' stand against slavery?

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The Fugitive Slave Act 1850 stipulated that any slaves who escaped from their masters and fled to northern, free states would be returned to their masters if found.
This of course was upsetting to many Northerners, who believed that slavery should be abolished, and that at the very least if a slave escaped to a free state he or she should be free.

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