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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

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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

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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

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    What Are Railroads?

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    Railroads are principally roads in which trains of freight and passenger cars, drawn by locomotives, travel on tracks formed by pairs of parallel metal rails. The term “railroad” is often extended to include the rolling stock, or cars and locomotives, and the land, buildings, and equipment owned or operated in conjunction with the railroad lines. Rails The precursors of modern railroads were the wagon ways or tramways built in England as early as the 16th century to facilitate the hauling of coal

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    Railroad Security

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    Railroads can be used human passenger traffic, or the transportation of freight and shipments from one destination to another due to the fact that “trains are four times more fuel efficient than trucks” (Association of American Railroads [AAR], 2015), and the fact that railroads also “reduce highway gridlock, lower greenhouse gas emissions, reduce pollution” (AAR, 2015). In fact railroad transportation according to United States Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration, “rail

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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

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    Underground Railroad Dbq

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    The Underground Railroad was a secret network as a whole and many who were apart of the operation remained in secrecy due not only to the fear of being caught, but so they could continue to help. To those who were accomplishes, this wasn’t about getting any credit but about standing up for something they believed in. These people risked their lives for nothing in return other then knowing they did the right thing. These people were called abolitionists and their goal was to end slavery during this

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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

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    many; the Underground Railroad rescued thousands of slaves from their plantations with the help of Harriet Tubman, Levi Coffin, and many more gracious people. The Underground Railroad wasn’t a railroad nor underground, it’s name came from it’s era, the steam engine was invented and also by the popularity of the railways being traveled; they also used the word underground because some parts went under barns along with it being kept as such a big secret. Was the Underground Railroad worth being created

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    The Underground Railroad is a counseling and advocacy services for victims of domestic violence and stalking. They are located locally in Saginaw, Michigan, but have offices and services the whole state of Michigan. This organization dates to 1976 when Barbara Klimaszewski was found and needed emergency shelter because she was a battered woman and needed it for her and her children. At that time there was not a program that existed and so a solution was needed. A group called Feminist United for

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