The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 should be common knowledge to anyone studying the civil war.Sir,
Well then, we will have to agree to disagree.
If you do not mind posting your supporting sources we might have an intelligent exchange of ideas.
I am not here to discuss nor defend the morality of slavery, you have the wrong cocklebur for that, although I do not think it is right.
A federal law that overrode state laws and state rights... and to an extreme extent violated the rights of the citizens in the free states.