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Transcript of Underground Railroad
Slaves would be led by abolitionists
Also led to Mexico and overseas
Fewer than 1,000 slaves from all slave-holding states were able to escape each year
Consisted of meeting points, secret routes, transportation, and safe houses.
There laws that tried to prevent slaves from claiming their freedom. Characteristics The significance of the Underground railroad was that it got enslaved african americans to the north other wise known as the free states. This was the most effective way of helping a slave escape. There were about 3,000 people working on the railroad by 1850, and about 50,000 slaves were freed. Significance The underground railroad, with the help of abolitionists, helped slaves escape their slave holders and reach the north by the use of secret routes, meeting points, and safe houses. Conclusion