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Women:Harriet Tubman

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Jacqueline Zuke

on 6 June 2012

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Woman: Harriet Tubman Who? What? Where? Why? How? Harriet Tubman was a famous conductor of the Underground Railroad.
She was born a slave in Maryland in 1820 or 1821.
Tubman escaped from slavery because her owner was going to sell her.
After she escaped, she went to work at the Underground Railroad.
She helped 300 slaves, including her own parents.
Called Moses.
She was very brave to go back to where she escaped, to help free others.
At one point, there was a $40,000 reward for her capture.
She was never captured though and never failed to deliver her passengers safely. Harriet Tubman was born in Maryland in 1820.
She first ran from Maryland to Pennsylvania for freedom.
Her first time to Canada was in 1851.
During her time on the railroad, she traveled from Maryland to Canada 11times.
During the Civil War, she worked as a nurse in Fort Monroe, Virginia.
The last few years of her life she lived in Austin, New York. She was a famous conductor, she worked in the Underground Railroad.
The Underground Railroad was a system of escape routes.
Her job as a conductor required her to hide fugitives in secret tunnels and false cupboards.
She was also a nurse, spy, and a cook during the Civil War. Core Democratic Value Very influencial women during times of slavery
Greatly shaped the idea of freedom and importance of women during this time
Leader of the Abolitionist Movement
Most successful conductor of the UGRR
$40,000 reward up for her
A spy and nurse during the Civil War for the Union
Opened homes for elderly, orphaned, and needy Africans
Genuinely a kind, warm hearted women Why Go Back? She was quite lonely since being the only one of her family free
Wanted to free her family and friends
Having been a slave she knew the hardships of slavery
Found it her duty to go and help her people become free
She was called "Moses" by fellow slaves During Harriet Tubman's life she experienced Slavery, the Civil War, and the development of the 13th Amendment.
Slavery was a time when Blacks and African Americans worked very hard for a long time, and made little or no money.
The Civil War was when soliders fought for Blacks to be free people and not be owned as property. The war was won for Blacks and shortly after the 13th Amendment was made.
The 13th Amendment stated to formally abolish slavery in the United States. By: Jacqueline Zuke, Olivia Bessey, and Michaella DeRubeis
Matthews 6th Hour Through the UGRR, Harriet was able to help slaves succesfully escape
She donated much of her time and resources through public services
Raised money for new free Africans who had not yet got themselves settled in
Devoted much of her life to the Abolitionist Movement How Harriet Tubman Changed the Life of Americans? When? Equality Equality is giving everybody an equal chance
Being a slave, Harriet was not given a chance
No freedom
Had to earn it herself
Racist society forced blacks into slavery
Deny right to live freely
Violate core democratic value of Equality Brave actions can truly make a difference
Continuously went back to the South despite dangers
Begining of a time where women can stand up for themselves
Womens rights and freedoms
Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Abolitionist Movement, no more slavery
Inspired slaves to escape
Heroic actions against the prejudices of both women and slaves
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