Assignment #14 – Level 1

Do some research about the underground railroad. This is the first part in a series about African American spirituals.
You should post your answer in the comment section of this page, email it to me, or bring me a hard copy by:

Monday February 9, 2015 by 11:59 pm.

The assignment is worth 10 points.

Love you more than homemade guacamole.

Mrs. R.

arolniak@champscharter.org

22 thoughts on “Assignment #14 – Level 1

  1. The Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes that were used to help fugitive slaves escape to the north. It was an organized system to assist runaway slaves seemingly to have begun towards the end of the 18th century.Every component and participant of the Underground Railroad was shrouded in secret, so nobody knows precisely how and where it started. Although many people believe it started in the Civil War era, it is clearly rooted in Colonial history. In keeping with that name for the system, homes and businesses that harbored runaways were known as “stations” or “depots” and were run by “stationmasters.” “Conductors” moved the fugitives from one station to the next. This allowed many slaves to flee to the north area where they would be less subject to prejudice.

    • The Underground railroad was a network of secret roads that were used to lead slaves to freedom. The roads led north to where African Americans were free. The railroad had “conductors” who were free African Americans who endangered their lives to help others. One of the most famous conductors was Harriet Tubman. Over her time being a conductor she lead hundreds of enslaved people to freedom.

  2. The Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes and safe houses used by 19th-century slaves of African descent in the United States. People would use them to escape to free states and Canada. Slavery abolitionists and allies who were sympathetic to their cause helped people use the Underground Railroad. Harriet Tubman was a famous figure from the railroad. A former slave, Tubman helped many people make their way to freedom. Also, she was a union spy in the civil war.

  3. The underground railroads were a group of routes for slaves. They were made so slaves could escape from there owners and be free. The railroads were obviously a secret so no one really knows exactly where they led or when they started. Though they are said to have been said to be made during the time of the civil war.although no one knows exactly what they were used for most people believe that slaves used them to be free and go somewhere where they wouldn’t be judged for the color of their skin.

  4. The underground railroad was a underground road that was used by slaves to escape to a safer place and be free. There were some people trying to capture anyone who tried to escape. A woman named Harriet Tubman helped slaves escape and most of the time was successful. She rescued her family firstand then decided to help everyone else. Harriet Tubman helped thousands of people and later on dies of old age.

  5. The underground railroads were secret routes for 19th century slaves in the United States to escape to free states and Canada with help from allies. Some underground railroad routes led to Mexico or overseas. The underground railroads were formed in the early 19th century and reached its height between 1850 and 1860. By 1850 100,000 slaves escaped via the railroads.

  6. The Underground Railroad, a vast network of people who helped fugitive slaves escape to the North and to Canada, was not run by any single organization or person. Rather, it consisted of many individuals — many whites but predominently black — who knew only of the local efforts to aid fugitives and not of the overall operation. Still, it effectively moved hundreds of slaves northward each year — according to one estimate, the South lost 100,000 slaves between 1810 and 1850. An organized system to assist runaway slaves seems to have begun towards the end of the 18th century. In 1786 George Washington complained about how one of his runaway slaves was helped by a “society of Quakers, formed for such purposes.” The system grew, and around 1831 it was dubbed “The Underground Railroad,” after the then emerging steam railroads. The system even used terms used in railroading: the homes and businesses where fugitives would rest and eat were called “stations” and “depots” and were run by “stationmasters,” those who contributed money or goods were “stockholders,” and the “conductor” was responsible for moving fugitives from one station to the next.

  7. The Underground Railroad was a group of secret routes and safe houses used by 19th-century slaves of African descent. This took place in the United States to escape to free states. Some also went to Canada with the aid of allies and also people who just wanted helped them fight for their cause.

  8. The Underground railroad was a network of secret routes and safe houses used by the 19th century slaves of African descent in the United States that were trying to escape to free states. Nearly 1000 slaves escaped per year from slave holding states by using the Underground railroad. The escape network was not really underground nor was it a railroad. It was figuratively underground in the sense of being an underground resistance. Officials from slave-holding states were responsible for the recovery of runaway slaves.

  9. The underground railroad was a secret route to freedom. Many slaves used this route to escape from slavery to free countries like Canada. Harriet Tubman was a hero cuz she escaped from slavery, then came back to help many others escape from slavery as a well. Most of her missions were successful and many slaves were free.

  10. The underground railroad was a path or secret route in the 1800’s. On the path there would be meeting points, secret routes, transportation, and safe houses. The secret points consisted of barns, under church floors, and hollowed out river banks. Although some slaves did travel by boat or train, most did travel by foot and or by wagon.At its peak, 1,000 slaves per year were setting out there journey to a better life.

  11. The underground railroads were groups of secret routs and safe houses that slaves would use to escape their harsh conditions. Many of the slaves would try to escape to free countries like the U.S.A or Canada. Nearly 1000 slaves would escape each year thanks to the underground railroads. Some people would try to catch the escaping slaves. A woman by the name of Harriet Tubman was one of the most famous people to help the slaves escape. She was almost alway successful.

  12. The underground railroad was a bunch of routes and see houses in the 19 century for fugitive black slaves of African descent in the US to escape to free the free states.

  13. The underground railroad was different secret routes and safe houses used to free slaves to different free states,Canada,Mexico or overseas with many people helping them along the way. It formed in the early 19th century and became popular 1850 and 1860. About 100,000 slaves escaped in 1850. Harriet Tubman and Levi Coffin were both members and combined, help escape 2070 slaves.

  14. The Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes and safe houses used by 19th-century slaves of African descent in the United States to escape to free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists and allies who were sympathetic to their cause. The term is also applied to the abolitionists, both black and white, free and enslaved, who aided the fugitives. Various other routes led to Mexico or overseas. An “Underground Railroad” running south toward Florida, then a Spanish possession, existed from the late 17th century until shortly after the American Revolution. But, the network now generally known as the Underground Railroad was formed in the early 19th century, and reached its height between 1850 and 1860.One estimate suggests that by 1850, 100,000 slaves had escaped via the “Railroad”.

  15. The underground railroad was a route used to secretly move to free states. The network of secret routes extended across fourteen northern states and Canada which was a safe place for them to hide from fugitive slave hunters. There were people who actively assisted slaves through these routes to escape the slave states. Some were ex-slaves and some were just abolitionists or church leaders that fought for a free black community.

  16. The Underground Railroads was a secret path for slave to get to a better life. On the secret path there was hide outs and people to help them on the journey. Some hide outs consisted of hallowed out river beds, caves, and underneath church floors. At the peak, there was about 1,000 slaves setting out on the path per year. some travel methods were boats,trains but mostly by foot or wagon. Many think by 1860 100.000 must have escaped with help the Railroad.

  17. The Underground Railroad was secret path for slaves to set for a better life. On the path there were plenty of safe houses and people to help them. Some hideouts consisted of hallowed out river beds, caves, and underneath church floors. At the peak of its existence at least 1,000 slaves were escaping per year. Some say during the 1850’s, 100,000 at escaped with help of the ” Railroad”.

  18. The Underground Railroad was a network routes and secret safe houses used by African slaves in the United States. The slaves would try to get to Canada using these railroads with the help of freed slaves or other allies.

  19. The underground railroad was a secret network of tunnels that led slaves to free states in the 19th century. Slavery abolitionists help guide the slaves to freedom using the underground railroad. A union spy, Harriet Tubman, is one of the more famous helpers of the underground railroad. She was a former slave who was free and guided many slaves to freedom

  20. The Underground Railroad is a place where African American Slaves would go to escape from their prison, meaning. Freed slaves would help others to escape from places they were used and abused from, to live free and have a better life, which they strongly deserve. What the underground railroad means to me is a life saver, my ancestors were so brave to escape from prisonist places…

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