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by The United States Congress

1793

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This week in class, we’re reading "Fugitive Slave Act of 1793" by The United States Congress.

The Fugitive Slave Act was enacted by the United States Congress in 1793, and then later renewed in 1850. This act guaranteed slave owners the right to recover run-away slaves. When the Thirteenth Amendment was passed, abolishing slavery, the Fugitive Slave Act lost its power.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of America and Prejudice & Discrimination as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How has America changed over time?" and "What are the effects of prejudice?"

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