Personal Liberty Laws and the Fugitive Slave Laws

APStudynotes is a great site you should be using all the time. But here is a great section you need to read on the 1850s: http://www.apstudynotes.org/us-history/topics/decade-of-crisis/ This goes all the way from slave resistance to the Ostend Manifesto. Read it.

This gives an overview of the beginning of personal liberty laws being used even before the new Fugitive Slave Law of 1850: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/slavery/timeline/1842.html

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