tensions between the north and south

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Tensions Between The North & South There where many events that caused tension between the north and south. One of the many events that caused tension between the north and south was the Fugitive Slave Act. Another event that caused tension was the Transcontinental Railroad. finally the raid of John Brown also caused tension with the north and south. The first thing that caused tension between the north and south was the Fugitive Slave Act. In the year 1850 there was a disagreement between north and south over whether California should be allowed to become a free state or a slave state. To compromise the south agreed to allow California to be a free state. If congress would pass a Fugitive Slave Act. The Fugitive Slave Act made it easier for slave owners to recover escaped slaves who went to the north to find freedom. This act caused tension for two reasons. First was that judges under act got greater payment for sending African Americans back to slavery than for allowing them to stay a slave. The second thing that caused tension was the fact that any northerner, even abolitionists had to assist in capturing a slave at the request of a Federal Marshall. This meant that individuals had to act in a manner that they were morally opposed to. The second thing that caused tension between the north and south was over the Transcontinental Railroad. In the early 1850s there was a talk about building a railroad to help out northerners and southerners, then finally all agreed to make a railroad. But a disagreement about where the route would be, for the northerners they would want the route to be west eastern and end in Chicago. And for the southerners they wanted the route to be west eastern and end in New Orleans, then decided to create a railroad threw Oregon and California from the east to the west coast. Instead of many grueling weeks of travel over-land or a
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