Written Component/Critique Selective Life Summary: Born in the early 1800’s, Araminta Harriet Ross Tubman was just a young girl who knew nothing other than the need to survive. Raised in a slave ridden Maryland, Tubman had to adapt to her situations and learn to keep moving forward with what she was given. Reaching a certain point in her life and traveling North in 1849, Harriet Tubman chose to go back and help her family and others who sought what she had.
Harriet Tubman did many great things during her life. She was born in the 1820s in Dorchester County, Maryland. Her birth name was Araminta Ross. Harriet Tubman was born to enslaved parents named Harriet Greene and Ben Ross. She first started working as a when she was 5 years old as a house slave. I chose Harriet Tubman as my key influencer because she is a very inspiring person to many people of different races.
When we talk about slavery, many historical names come to mind, the biggest being President Lincoln. Although Lincoln was against slavery, it proved to be a long road ahead before his emancipation proclamation was issued. Lincoln was not the first to confront issues of slavery in the United States. It took a seamlessly long time before words were spoken that could even begin to abolish slavery slowly. Blood was soon shed to stop this inhumane way of life, but at what cost? What was the impact on The United States and to those who had to live this life on a daily basis?
Harriet Tubman affected the historical world by helping abolish slavery which changed America positively. She was able to bring focus on the issue of slavery and helped fight for the change. Although Harriets’s acts no longer have a direct impact of society today, her legacy still lives on and she still inspires others to fight for their causes. Harriet Tubman risked a lifetime in prison or death for her actions. She alienated herself from society by sneaking slaves to the north and preaching for an end to slavery even though she was criticized for her beliefs. She had to hid her secrets in fear that she would be caught. She was not a normal part of society but influenced society more than an average person. Harriet had a lot of sacrifices
Despite the challenges brought upon them, the people of the Underground Railroad had to make many sacrifices in their lives. It is through the actions of characters in the passage “Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad” that readers learn themes of freedom and sacrifice. One of the most important characters that represents these traits is Harriet Tubman through her perseverance. Thomas Garrett and Ellen Craft also demonstrate these characteristics through their experiences with runaway slaves. Moreover, these characters each demonstrate themes of freedom and sacrifice.
Harriet Tubman is a big part in american history, She made a lot of incredible decisions and remarkable bravery.Harriet Risked her life many times to try and save the people that needed help. Harriet Tubman was such a role model to lots of people.
Wayne Dyer wrote, “Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose. Anything less is a form of slavery.” Harriet Tubman lived out her life a free woman. After her escape from slavery, she was able to help hundreds of others do the same. As a conductor on the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman saved countless lives of her fellow people.
Retell Harriet Tubman was the Moses of her people, who led hundreds of African Americans on the Underground Railroad from southern slavery to freedom. When Harriet was young, she learned the phrase, “Don’t test the depths of the water with both feet”. I felt it meant that if a situation becomes to problematic you still have a way to escape, if you jump into whatever the situation is you might be in trouble and “drown”. There are many accounts of her birth, but she believed she was born in 1825. However her gravestone says she died in 1820 and was born in 1815.
Harriet Tubman committed her acts of Civil Disobedience throughout the 1850’s and worked all over the southern states, moving from north to south many times. The specific issue that inspired Harriet Tubman to commit her acts were the wrongdoings of slavery. Because she grew up in slavery, she knew all the hardships that they were being forced through. She knew slavery was a dehumanizing act and fought against it by freeing slaves, even though she knew it was highly illegal. She stood up and fought against slavery because she experienced it before and did not want others to do as
Harriet Tubman said, “I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years and I can say what most conductors can’t say; I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger” (BrainyQuote). This woman, as well as the Underground Railroad, greatly impacted slavery. Although Harriet Tubman was born a slave, she became an abolitionist and helped nearly three hundred slaves escape, including herself, using the Underground Railroad. Araminto Harriet Ross, more commonly known as Harriet Tubman, was born into slavery in Dorchester County, Maryland.
I kept on singing until we brought all aboard.” Harriet Tubman was able to be a leader to her people and be in charge of a spy ring that helped during a time where black women weren’t doing such things. She led a raid that saved 800 people! That is an amazing achievement that she was able to
In harriet Tubman's lifetime she has accomplished many great achievements, however only one can be the greatest. Harriet Tubman was born into slavery in 1822 as Minty Ross, then later married John Tubman in 1844 making her Harriet Tubman and later died in 1913. Once her master had died in 1849 she made the decision to leave her Husband and her family to run for freedom, accomplishing many achievements. However, what was Harriet Tubman's greatest achievement? Harriet Tubman's greatest achievement was the Combahee River Raid that was on June 2, 1863 due to the number of people she helped and the time spent while her other achievements were significant. However, the criteria for this has shown the great amount of people she had helped in the
One leader can change how a region, or group of people think, but many leaders can make an entire country question itself. A group called the abolitionist did just this. The abolitionist held many leaders such as Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln and many more. All of these people held specific qualities that set them apart as ideal leaders and spokespeople.
Harriet Tubman was a great leader. By the time she turned nineteen, she had helped 300 slaves escape. She later said,” I never ran my train off track, and I never lost a passenger.” (Lutz and Schlesinger). She also said that she would take any slave who was willing to take the dangerous journey to freedom.
Serenity Schmidt Per. 4 Lincoln vs. Tubman Abraham Lincoln and Harriet tubman although they were brought up very differently they wanted the same things. Even though they differed in race Abraham Lincoln still believed that slavery was wrong and so did Harriet Tubman. There are many more differences there are many similarities as well.