The Fugitive Slave act was put in place and slaves would be returned to their slave masters and depending on what they did, they could get anything from beaten to tortured to killed. Harriet escaped her slave master so it was very risky for her to be in the US. I believe the underground railroad was her greatest achievement because of her time spent, the risk and the number of people she helped. First she spent a lot of time doing the underground railroad. She came down to the south and made rescues for ten years and spend a lot of her life also finding safe houses so slaves could escape (Document
Nearly one hundred thousand slaves escaped using the Underground Railroad. Of those one hundred thousand African Americans, Tubman helped over three hundred of them. She also helped the causes of slavery and equality in several other ways. For example, she became an anti-slavery speaker and abolitionist and helped in a raid which ended up freeing over seven hundred slaves. Though there were certainly still slaves, many of them were freed through the sweat, tears, and determination of Tubman along with the help of the Underground Railroad and its
Harriet Tubman mostly known for her abolitionist work was a very influential woman that saved many slaves’ lives. She was born into slavery with siblings and parents by her side. She died on March 10, 1913, but is still remembered for all of her work. Harriet Tubman had a hard life in slavery, worked in the Civil War, rescued slaves, worked on the underground railroad and can be compared to Nat Turner who also lived in the period of time when there was slavery. First off, Harriet Tubman was a slave that suffered many beatings and punishments for her actions that would cause her to have seizures in her later life.
The time period they were in was horrible put yet they found way to help others and make it though there rough times and be successful in life. In the time of slavery there was a great women named Harriet Tubman and a remarkable man his name was Fredrick Douglas. Harriet Tubman was born into slavery. She escaped from slavery and started to free other slaves. She would take them from the master’s homes or their plantation
At this point Tubman came up with the idea of the Underground Railroad. After she escaped she successfully she was determined to pave the way to freedom to others. Tubman carefully planned and accomplished thirteen missions to rescue approximately seventy enslaved families and friends using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses now known as the Underground Railroad. She later assisted abolitionist John Brown to recruit men to participate in the raid on Harpers Ferry. In addition to her assisting John Brown, Tubman was an active participant in the post-war era in the struggle for women 's
Harriet Tubman was a women who wanted to be free! She was born a slave near Cambridge, Maryland. She was the famous Underground Railroad conductor. After making her own successful escape she came back to Maryland many times to lead families that were in need to escape. She helped all kinds of people including friends, family, and even strangers that she thought wanted to escape and wouldn’t say anything to anyone.
Susan B. Anthony (Susan Brownell Anthony) Susan B. Anthony was a prominent feminist author who started the movement of women’s suffrage and she was also the president of the National American Women Suffrage Association. Anthony was in favor of abolitionism as she was a fierce activist in the anti-slavery movement before the civil war. Susan Anthony was born on February 15, 1820, in Adams, Massachusetts, and before becoming a famous feminist figure, she worked as a teacher. Anthony grew up in a Quaker family that made her spend her time working on social causes. And her father was an owner of a local cotton mill.
Susan Brownell Anthony was born on February 15, 1820. Since she was “Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery petitions at the age of 17.” When she was 45, she met Elizabeth Cady Stanton who knew that they were going to go far together. 5 years later, Anthony was appointed the state agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society in New York. This woman encouraged other women to stand up and speak for what they believe in and for what they think is right. These women have done so much for women by inspiring them to that their efforts to get women’s rights have for the most part succeeded.
Harriet Tubman and Harriet Breecher Stowe were both central to the movement during this time and although they focused their attention on vastly different areas of the Railroad both women had a profound and positive impact. Harriet Beecher Stowe was a white woman from Cincinnati Ohio. When the Fugitive Slave Act 1850 came into effect it ironically galvanised a new era in the Underground Railroad where Stowe, like many other whites was spurred into action. Not only did Stowe personally aid escaping slaves by welcoming them into her home temporarily but her book ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ had immediate social and political repercussions. She reenergised anti-slavery forces in the North, propelling the US towards civil war and
The argument about freedom have been going on for years for different reasons and will never end as long as we have two different ideas of freedom. The two voices that I chose are Angelina Grimke and Fredrick Douglas. Before we begin let me give you a little background on these voices of freedom. Angelina Grimke was born in 1805 in South Carolina to a well off family her father John Grimke fathered both white and African American children, which made his daughters very aware of the injustices of slavery. She later wrote a series of letters on the subject in the abolitionist Liberator and was for women 's rights through her life.
Harriet Tubman fought for the Union Army to free slave and she helped free over 700 slaves.Harriet Tubman Biography.com wrote,“Much that you have done would seem improbable to those who do not know you as I know you.”She helps me understand that everyone should be free and she showed me this by freeing slaves and taking them where they can be free. I think she helps a lot because I believed everyone should be free so I believed that what she did was right. That’s what I think about Harriet Tubman. In conclusion, Harriet Tubman was a slave and later escape after she did, she relalized that ever one should be free so she went back and free slaves. When the Civil War came, she help the Union army fight the war.
Born a slave in Maryland 1820, she escaped in 1849. She risked her freedom and life multiple times to save family members and fellow slaves from the plantation system. She helped the Union Army during the war by working as a spy among other roles. After the Civil War ended, Tubman dedicated her life to
Harriet Tubman, originally Araminta Harriet Ross was an African American woman born into slavery in 1820. Her early life was harsh and full of brutal and savage slave practices by her masters. Eventually in 1849 she had escaped slavery but left her family behind. Later on she came back for them after becoming a conductor for the underground railroad and led them to the North where they would be free. She led more slaves and was seen as a beacon of hope for their people, earning her the nickname of Moses.
One of these leaders was Harriet Tubman, born as a slave she had great initiative and courage as she not only escaped slavery but returned to plantations to sneak off more and more slaves. This information is given in the book “Harriet Tubman: Conductor of the Underground Railroad, ‘Then she told them of her own first, vain effort at running away, evoking the memory
This wasn’t it she also was the first woman to lead an armed army. Her work and dedication has inspired many generations of Americans who struggling for civil rights, with her bold and brave actions. With the land she had purchased, she built a home for sick and elderly blacks. A book was written about her by Sarah H. Bradford named “Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman”. When she died in 1913 of pneumonia, there was a monument built in her memory and was buried with military honors.