1793Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Act.People and Communities, Events & Anniversaries, State Events, African American History

This legislation was intended to enforce the Fugitive Slave Clause of the Constitution, which guaranteed that an enslaver could search for and recover an escaped slave in any state or territory, including free states such as Massachusetts.

“Fugitive Slave Acts | Definition & History | Britannica,” December 4, 2023. https://www.britannica.com/event/Fugitive-Slave-Acts.
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