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in 1780 Pennsylvania abolished slavery
this was a very dangerous attempt at escape

slaves were called cargo
credit to:
http://www.ducksters.com/history/civil_war/underground_railroad.php
n 1850 the Fugitive Slave Act was passed in the United States. This made it a law that runaway slaves found in free states had to be returned to their owners in the south. This made it even more difficult for the Underground Railroad. Now slaves needed to be transported all the way to Canada in order to be safe from being captured again.



underground RR
3,000 slaves escaped and gained freedom

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