The Fugitive Slave Clause

The Constitution made sure that slaves could not find freedom by escaping to a state in which slavery was not practiced. Article IV, Section┬ástates: No Person held to Service or Labour in one State, under the Laws thereof, escaping into another, shall, in Consequence of any Law or Regulation therein, be discharged from such Service or Labour, but shall be delivered up on Claim of the Party to whom such Service or Labour may be […]

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