In the 19th century, slavery was a topic with tension between the North and the South. The Fugitive Slave Acts of 1850 heightened tension between the North and the South, when the law required all people to help with the capture and return of runaway slave, and the abolitionists wouldn’t help, until ultimately a war was started. The Fugitive Slave Acts were key factors to the Civil War because the laws were so controversial, and the acts caused a lot of tension between the North and South. The North and the South had already been fighting for years on the issue of slavery, but the Fugitive Slave Acts of 1850 pushed the Abolitionists and the Southerners to want a war.
Article IV of the Constitution, or the Fugitive Slave Clause, orders states