Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad was a group of secret routes and safe houses that allowed slaves to escape to free states in the mid 1800s.

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Did Harriet Tubman meet her challenges?

Yes she helped free more than 300 slaves

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Did the Underground railroad have tracks?

No! The underground railroad wasn't an actual railroad. It was a network of safehouses that escaped southern slaves would stop at on their way to freedom in the north.

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What do you call the people that helped the slaves to run away?

Abolitionists.

Many of these courageous abolitionists were clandestine conductors on The Underground Railroad.

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Who ran the Underground Railroad?

Harriet Tubman

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How did white Northern Abolitionists help with Underground railroad?

There was a secret way to get to the north and there were several different paths to go on. Most of the beginning slaves would be mett by Harriet Tubman and she would either lead them herself, or tell them where they could run to. The first stop usually was an abolitionist house in disguise. The people who would take care of, hide, and feed the slaves would have a lantern in their window to show them that they were friends. So overall, the white Northeners sheltered, hid, fed, and pointed them to the next stop so they could make it to the north, or Canada, to freedom.

Also, note that without these white abolitionist (mostly the Quakers), there would not have been an Underground Railroad. There were many other "conductors" on this railroad, but Mrs. Tubman is the most popular.

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What city is home to the worlds oldest underground transit system?

London, England

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Why would a narcissist let you go if you were still besotted with them?

I think that even though the narcissist knows that you care for them, they can't help but sabatoge a potentially good and healthy relationship with someone who is trustworthy because they are not comfortable with a stable, secure person. They are more comfortable and "at home" with someone who is sure to betray and reject them. Narcissists don't care if you still need THEM -- its whether or not they still need YOU or not. Narcissists feed off of people and get what they want and move on to the next victim. They rarely care who they've left behind or damaged. A friend of mine was involved with a Narcissist. My friend is tall, blonde, attractive and intelligent. Men fall all over her. She's a real catch. The Narcissist used her and moved on even though she really loved him and treated him like a king. Go figure. She was stunned and hurt. So was everyone else. Especially guys who'd tried to win her over and "lost" her to this Narcissist moron. YOU DID NOTHING WRONG so if you're asking yourself why you didn't do more or love this person more, etc., STOP. Narcissists only care about what they can get, who they can control and what's in it for them. You just happened to be there. You deserve better.

I can only tell you what I've seen and it goes something like this: The narcissist almost works on making sure you DO adore him and then, it's boring whilst at the same time giving him the perfect ego trip to let you go. YOU were devestated over him. HE got over you long long time ago, if he was really into you (or anyone else) at all. I've seen a narcissist laugh at the thought that he's about to walk out of (and he did) of a relationship whilst telling me that she was madly in love with him. The thought that you would go nuts over him when he leaves you (and most do) gives him pleasure. Once they've had their supply it's see ya later but always when it suits them, which is mostly when you're in love or committed. That makes it all the more pleasurable for them. It takes time to accept and heal from this because quite frankly it's so damaging. So take your're time and allow how your feel come to the surface otherwise the healing process may take years and years.

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Where can you find free black history skits or plays for church?

he found it dude

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Who was Harriet Tubman?

Harriet Tubman (Araminta Ross, 1820-1913) was an escaped slave who returned to the South more than 19 times to help other escaping slaves. She led more than 300 slaves, including her parents, to freedom.

Harriet Tubman was a abolitionist, which is a person who was against slavery she freed over 300 slaves and never got one taken back her nick name was black Moses she was not the only abolitionist, but she sure was a popular one.
Harriet Tubman is an African American woman who freed slaves using the Underground Railroad system.
Harriet Tubman was an active abolitionist and a spy during the American Civil War. She escaped her slavery and came back to her plantation to rescue over 70 of her enslaved family and friends. She used safe houses along the trails between the North and South, also known as the Underground Railroad.
Harriet Tubmans 'Jobs' in her life

At the begining of her life she was a slave. This was until she was about 29.

Then she was a conductor of the underground railroad.

After this, during the Civil war, she served the union as a scout, a spy and a nurse.

Well done Harriet Tubman!
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Why did business expand after the Civil War?

The economy had been severely damaged during the war, especially in the South. It needed to be rebuilt.

Foreign investment was also important. Foreign countries were able to trade with the South after the war.

The Foreign Policy

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What was the Underground Railroad?

The underground railroad was an informal network of people who, although in violation of the "Fugitive Slave Act" helped escaped slaves reach freedom in Northern States or Canada.

The underground railroad wasn't actually a railroad nor was it underground. It was actually a system where slaves would go from house to house until they could escape to freedom. The underground railroad was an escape route for slaves to travel from safe house to safe house and head to the north.

It was an 'underground' organization. That is, it was not publicized, and kept secret from authorities at the time. It was called a railroad, because the way it was organized was akin to the way railroads were run. With various stops along the way (Safe houses) and conductors leading them (Often born-free blacks).

Harriet Tubman was a major figure in the history of the underground railroad.
The Underground Railroad was used to help slaves in the U.S. escape to states that were free.

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When did the Underground Railroad occur?

The escaping of slaves had occured since the 1600's, but the term "Underground Railroad" occured when America's first railroads occured in the early 1800's.

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How did slaves stay undetected on the underground railroad?

undetected because they were carried around on the back of a luggage cart covered with clothes or something soft

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How do you get a job on the railroad?

www.nscorp.com . It is a long process but if you are willing to put in the time and take the obvious risks they will fill your pockets KNOCK UP THE UNION CHAIRMAN'S DAUGHTER

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What was Harriet Tubman Famous for?

Harriet Tubman was famous for setting free hundreds and hundreds of slaves.

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Why did the underground railroad not stop in the united state but run all the way to Canada?

The Dred Scott Decision said that the entire USA was a slave nation. There were no slave states and free states. The Underground Railroad ran all the way to Canada, so that the former slaves could be free people once and for all time. Until slavery was ended in the USA in 1865, with the end of the Civil War (1861 - 1865).

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Where was the Underground Railroad?

== == Methods of Escape Slaves passed information about methods of escape by word-of-mouth, in stories, and through songs. No actual trains existed on the Underground Railroad, but guides were called conductors and the hiding places that they used, depots or stations. Runaways escaped to the North along a loosely connected series of routes that stretched through the southern border states. Guided north by the stars and sometimes singing traditional songs like "Follow the Drinking Gourd," most runaways traveled at night on foot and took advantage of the natural protections offered by swamps, bayous, forests, and waterways. Others who escaped from the South traveled into the western territories, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Some runaways took refuge in cities such as Baltimore and New Orleans and blended into the free black population.

In 1836

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How did the Underground Railroad make a difference?

It helped thousands of African American slaves escape from the south to the north. They were looking for a way to find lost relatives, escape punishment, brutal beatings, etc. The North was the ideal place to settle in if you were a slave because slavery was considered illegal there.

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What were two advantages the south had over the north?

An enthusiastic cavalry tradition.

The advantage of fighting nearly all the campaigns on home ground. and they had more slaves

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What was the underground railroad in World War 2?

there wasnt one

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How was the underground railroad like a real railroad?

They used railroad terms, for example a station was a safehouse, a piece of baggage was an escaped slave and the porter was the person who escorted them. The underground railroad was a network with several 'lines' leading from station to station.

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What happen to the underground railroad when slavery ended?

It ended in 1856 and was not a real railroad but a route slaves took to freedom. Some of the "stops" can still be found in barns, attics, and basements of places along the routes taken by the slaves to freedom. So, nothing happened to it. It just wasn't used.

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When did the underground railroad start and end?

The Undeground Railroad actually has its beginnings in Africa when the Portugese captured their first slaves in the 1400s. It' s been estimated that around twelve million Africans were uprooted from their homeland and sold into a life of slavery between 1450 and 1850. From a multitude of conflict, wars, escapes, and resistance efforts, the Railroad supposedly ended around the mid 19th century, after the American Civil War.

In the United States, because of the secrecy of the Underground Railroad there are no written records or documents of any of the routes taken, who started this resistance and freedom effort, nor who took the escaped slaves into hiding on their route to Canada. Some people believe it started around 1837; others say it began much earlier. The Railroad ended when slavery was abolished after the Union defeated the Confederacy in the American Civil War in 1865.

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When was Harriet Tubman born?

Although some sources list that Harriet Tubman was born on March 10th, 1820,

her actual date of birth is likely between 1820 and 1822, and possibly as late as 1825.

Records were not organized or centralized, especially for slaves, during that period.
Harriet Tubman was born in 1820 and she died March 10, 1913 at the age 93.
Since Harriet Tubman was a slave, her owner did not record her birthdate. Yet they did record her year. Slaves were not really appreciated during that time didn't really matter to anyone. Harriet Tubman herself did not know her birthdate.
Harriet Tubman was born sometime in 1820 or 1821. Being born a slave her exact date of birth was not recorded. See the link below for more.
BIRTH DATE: c.1820. Because she was a slave, and owners did not record their slaves' birthdates, the exact date of Harriet's birth is unknown -- different accounts list 1820 or 1821.

BIRTH PLACE: Edward Brodas plantation near Bucktown, Dorchester County, Maryland.
No body really knows the day she was born but we know the year. it was 1820 or 1821
Harriet Tubaman was born into slavery in 1820.

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Harriet Tubmans nickname?

== Answer== -she is called the moses of her people -she is also known as General Tubman

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