How did the Compromise of 1850 increase tensions between the North and the South? Enslaved people rebelled in the South. The North refused to enforce the Fugitive Slave Act. The South began to arrest abolitionists. New political parties in the North called for civil war.
The Compromise of 1850 increased tensions between the North and the South because the North refused to enforce the Fugitive slave Act. The correct option among all the options that are given in the question is the second option. The South enacted the Fugitive Slave Act and started capturing the runaway slaves.