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  • The Underground Railroad Is Not Like The Railroad

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    The Underground Railroad is not like the railroads that we see today, they were not made of box cars and rails. They were routes that the slaves took to get to freedom, these railways were built or used in late 1786 to 1865. They went from as far west as Kansas, and Texas and as far south as Florida, they all were made to go north to Canada, or to Mexico, or the Caribbean Islands where slavery is illegal. This was an impossible task for the slaves to do on their own. There were many factors on how

  • Transcontinental Railroad Railroads

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    Railroads were a huge step in innovations for the United States. The transcontinental Railroad was Built from 1863 to 1869. Taking over six years, the railroad stretched almost 2,000 miles, connecting the Mississippi rivers to the Pacific Coast in San Francisco. Although the transcontinental railroad was one of the biggest things to happen in the railroad industry, there was many other railroads that caused significance. Through the 1850’s and 1860’s alone over 50,000 miles of railroad were built

  • The Transcontinental Railroad And The Railroad

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    The Transcontinental Railroad Amid the 1800’s, America was experiencing a period of development known as the Industrial Revolution. America was in its first century of being an autonomous and creative nation. One of the greatest commitments to this huge innovative progression was the foundation of the Transcontinental Railroad. The westward expansion designed to be the key to a nation-building project and a change for the United States.[1] The Pacific Railroads cleared the path in which built

  • Abolition Of The Underground Railroad

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    The Underground Railroad was a network of people who assisted fugitive slaves. Slaves that escaped from the south to the North and then to Canada. Run away slaves received assistance along the way from individuals who were involved in this network. The organization became successful the estimated 1810 and 1850, 100,000 slaves escaped from the South through the Underground Railroad. The abolition of slavery had been a concern for anti-slavery advocates since the inception of slavery. The first abolitionist

  • The Transcontinental Railroad

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    America’s Transcontinental Railroad Since the beginning of recorded history, mankind has been caught in the middle of being frightened by the unknown and having an intense desire to explore and conquer it. The magnetic draws of potential land, wealth, and happiness have been perpetually found in juxtaposition against the possibilities of exotic foes, disease, and ultimate death. The concept of the desire to command the unknown frontier is clearly seen in mid­nineteenth century America, and has been

  • Harriet Tubman And The Underground Railroad

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    Tubman did much to ameliorate, and later, abolish slavery. Harriet was a strong and courageous woman and a well-known conductor of the Underground Railroads, around the 1850s. Harriet Tubman personal experiences throughout her life have shaped her to become the stout-hearted woman who helped many slaves escape to freedom, by using the Underground Railroad—a network of secret routes. As described in the novel “In their own words: Harriet Tubman,” Sullivan introduces varies hard-ships that Harriet had

  • The Underground Railroad: Way To Freedom

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    The Underground Railroad: Way to Freedom 3rd Draft Hope Conners The Underground Railroad is a very helpful and dangerous way slaves used to find freedom (TSI). This was a network of secret routes and safe houses to free African Americans (Underground Railroad 21). It started in the 1800s and ended by the time of the civil war (Crew). The Underground Railroad is an act that was shown to stop slavery (Underground Railroad 21). The Underground Railroad still acts as a representation for America that

  • Harriet Tubman And The Underground Railroad

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    Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad Harriet Tubman was like a conductor on a train. Running the underground railroad to free innocent slaves from certain neglect. What do people think when they hear the name Harriet Tubman. some might think of her as a dirty black others might call her a hero, or moses. Harriet Tubman was a very brave, and courageous woman. In this paper we will explore the childhood, life of slavery, and how she came to be known as the women called moses. Araminta was

  • Underground Railroad - Original Writing

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    Underground Railroad Junior Year in College Prep English they play this game called Underground Railroad. It is supposed to put you back when slaves had to go to safe houses and not be caught by the bounty hunters. I don 't remember who all was on my team but each team had about 10 people, only 3 of us made it. It first started off with a puzzle that you have to put together in order to get an address. It said 108 S. Main St. We get to the house and ring the doorbell, no answer. The house looks vacant

  • The Transcontinental Railroad And The Gilded Age

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    its infrastructure. Trains and the railroads they ran on soon became the lifeblood of industrialized economic development across the country. Public and private partnerships were formed with railroad companies to provide them with vast amounts of investment funding. Within a few decades, the railroad companies and their transcontinental railroads ushered in the Gilded Age and changed American society forever. The significance of the transcontinental railroads and the impact they made is quite profound