It wasn’t whole America that was forcing people to become slaves or labour. during those times there was some free States of America which was untouched by barbaric practice of slavery. now you must be wondering why did people escape to Canada and not find a home in these States? I will enlighten you here. The freed people could not find home in this free States because of the act passed by the government. The actor was called as The Fugitive slave Act of 1973. This act stated, those who are slaves would always remain slave even if the enter the free state. According to this act those who sheltered or assisted slaves were called to be a criminal. Too dark?