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Underground Railroa

US History, Civil War

What was the Underground Railroad? A system fugitive slaves had to their journey North to freedom.
Who is Harriet Tubman? A major figure in the Underground, help escaped over 300 slaves?
How did slaves communicated during their journey? Songs, bird calls, markings, clothes, quilts patterns
What is abolitionist? A person against slavery
When did the Underground Railroad run? 1810s-1860s
What was the Fugitive Slave Act? In 1850 the Fugitive Slave Act was passed in the United States. This made it a law that runaway slaves found in free states had to be returned to their owners in the south.
How many people escaped? There are estimates that say over 100,000 slaves escaped over the history of the railroad, including 30,000 that escaped during the peak years before the Civil War.
How did people travel on the Underground Railroad? By foot, slaves would traveled during the night.
What was the first state to abolish slavery in 1780? Pennsylvania
What were slaves called during the transport? Cargo , passengers
Created by: JBard0630