Harriet Tubman. Conductor on the Underground Railroad by Patricia Lantier

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He is considered one of the nation’s greatest presidents. 43 Harriet Tubman The Gap Widens Between North and South Economic differences intensified as new territories developed in the western section of the country. The federal government believed new states should be free states. The southern states, which relied heavily on slave labor, believed each new state should have the right to decide whether it would allow slavery or not. Two years before his election as president, Lincoln had stated: “ “A house divided against itself cannot stand.

Htm A beautiful look inside this center in Cincinnati, Ohio. S. slave trade, and learn about the role of the Underground Railroad in the fight to abolish slavery. ” Index Abolitionism 28, 29, 39, 41, 45 See also slavery Andrew, John 47 Anthony, Susan B. 54 Anti-Slavery Society 33 Ashanti people 25 Auburn, New York 41, 51–52, 54, 56 Booth, John Wilkes 50 Bradford, Sarah H. 53 Brodess, Edward 6, 12–13, 14, 17, 20, 22, 25 Brodess, Eliza 6, 22, 23 Brodess, Joseph 25 Brown, Henry 33 Brown, John 44, 45 Bush, George H.

Harriet made payments from the work she still managed. Local civic groups collected money through fundraisers. People around the world also had heard of Harriet. Many sent financial contributions to her cause. Harriet’s courage and leadership in the fight for liberty and equality made her a living legend. By the latter part of her life, many people in the United States and foreign countries had heard of her remarkable spirit and accomplishments. Tributes to the memory of Harriet’s vision escalated after her death and continue today.

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