The Underground Railroad: Life After The Civil War

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Have you ever been treated unfairly or been hurt for no reason? Well that was what slaves lives were like before the Underground Railroad. The Underground Railroad led to the Civil War and it was a series of safe houses and routes for Southern slaves to get to the Northern Free states. Over 100,000 slaves escaped from the south and got a new and better life. “Now I've been free, I know what a dreadful condition slavery is. I have seen hundreds of escaped slaves, but I never saw one who was willing to go back and be a slave.” Harriet Tubman said this quote after she led many slaves into free states.

The Underground Railroad was a series of safe houses for slaves escaping from the Southern states where their “owner” was. Their owners or the people they worked for abused them, wiped them and sometimes they even worked them to death, these Southern states were called the confederacy. The safe houses were used as protection and a place where they can get to
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This is what freedom for the Southern slaves was like during the Underground Railroad it is also majorly important to American History. Over 100,000 slaves were led to safety and this event led to the civil war. After the South lost all of these slaves they tried to secede from the North, following the Election of Abraham Lincoln. Abraham and the North were against slavery and tried to get rid of it in the South. And the South depended on it for use in the plantations which caused the civil war.

Almost every person in the world has hardships every once and awhile, but slaves had hardships every single day before the Underground Railroad. The Underground Railroad was used to give slaves in the Southern States hope of an easier non slave life in the free tanks. This is why the Underground Railroad led to the Civil War. Because of how many slaves escaped, the south trying to secede and the better life's the slaves

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