Harriet Tubman, Barbara Frietchie, And Chiune Sugihara

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Harriet Tubman, Barbara Frietchie, and Chiune Sugihara are all well-known historical figures. Although they all come from different heritage, places, and times in history, they all have one thing in common. They all stood up for what they believed in, even when others didn’t agree with them. They all risked their lives for what they believed was the right thing to do.

Harriet Tubman was an African-American woman living in Maryland in the 1800’s. She was a runaway slave who helped free other slaves on the underground railroad. The underground railroad was a trail that took the fugitives from the North to the South. On one journey she had eleven slaves to guide. This time they had to go all the way to Canada, because just going to the northern part of America wasn’t good enough.

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The Confederate army had just gotten back from a brutal battle that they had won. They had taken many people 's lives and thought they would be welcomed to Maryland with cheers and congratulations, but all the town’s people were quiet. Until Barbara Frietchie held out the American flag, which was banned by the Confederacy. The Confederate army shot at Barbara, and shot through her flag.

She continued to wave it, even as they shot at her, she knew that if she died it would not be in vain, but she didn’t die. Stonewall Jackson, a leader of the Confederacy, told his troops to stop shooting. He felt guilty and in that moment he realized that what he was doing wasn’t morally justifiable. Even while having her life in danger she kept waving the flag to show what side of the war she supported.

All three were merely ordinary people who came across a moral dilemma, whether to stand up for what they believed in and do something that might cause them danger, or let others suffer. Thankfully, they all chose to stand up for what they believed in and save many lives in doing

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