The Underground Railroad

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“A national benefit.” said John C. Calhoun about the evil act known as, slavery (“The History of the United States). However the world was not completely full of ignorance even though it is shown here. “Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally,” said by Abraham Lincoln. (“Quotes About Slavery”) No one had experienced anything other than a world with slavery, and were not for having a change like this occur and change many people’s lives one by one. This, lead to many people, including many Southerners taking the side of John C. Calhoun. Because, lets face it. No one actually likes change. But in the early 1800s it soon became a problem that abolitionists, people against slavery, couldn’t and wouldn’t put up with anymore. Thus, the Underground Railroad was established and became an important part of American history. It was an important part of American history because it stopped the torture, and mistreating of many blacks, it helped free thousands of people, and it saved many lives. What was the Underground Railroad? It was a group of strong, brave abolitionists that helped runaway, or fugitive slaves, escape from the South to the North and to Canada, where they could live their life free. The Underground Railroad extended between 14 states and the promise land, Canada. It lasted from about 1780 to about 1862. Abolitionists, who helped slaves in the Underground Railroad, were not only black but also white. It was a very dangerous method, definitely, but it was also very effective. Between 1810 and 1850 about 100,000 slaves were lost from the south. Freedom was that important to many people, and slaves. Could the slaves do this their selves without the help of the Underg... ... middle of paper ... ...nown, 2013. Web. 15 Apr. 2014. . • "Missouri State Archives Missouri's Dred Scott Case, 1846-1857." Missouri Digital Heritage: Collections : Dred Scott Case, 1846-1857. Unknown, 2007. Web. 15 Apr. 2014. . • “The Underground Railroad.” Ushistory.org. National Park Service. 2013. Web. 12 December 2013. . • “The Underground Railroad.” Pbs.org. Resource Bank. N.D. Web. 31 October 2013 . • “Underground Railroad.” History.com. 1996. Web. 12 November 2013. . • Unknown. "Quotes About Slavery." (318 Quotes). Unknown, 2014. Web. 15 Apr. 2014. . • Unknown, Unknown. The Pennsylvania Underground Railroad. Unknown. Unknown, Unknown, Print (media)

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