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By Mary Kay Carson

The heroic struggles of the hundreds of thousands of slaves who sought freedom during the Underground Railroad are vividly portrayed during this strong job publication, as are the abolitionists, unfastened blacks, and previous slaves who helped them alongside the best way. The textual content contains eighty compelling firsthand narratives from escaped slaves and abolitionists and 30 biographies of "passengers," "conductors," and "stationmasters," equivalent to Harriet Tubman, William nonetheless, and Levi and Catherine Coffin. Interactive actions that train readers how you can navigate by way of the North celebrity, write and decode a mystery message, and construct an easy lantern carry the interval to existence. A time line, interpreting record, word list, and directory of websites for extra exploration entire this task booklet. The Underground Railroad for children is an inspiring tale of courageous humans forced to behave within the face of injustice, risking their livelihoods, their households, and their lives within the identify of freedom.

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Antislavery supporters and abolitionists used handbills (see page 40) to announce antislavery meetings and to educate the public about enslaved African Americans. YOU’L L NEE D H Paper H Pen X I was born in Lexington, Ky. The man who H Typewriter or word processor, if desired stole me as soon as I was born, recorded the births of all the infants which he claimed to be born his property, in a book which he kept for that purpose . . My master owned about forty slaves, twenty-five of whom were field hands .

6. Glue or tape the notched triangular tube onto the yardstick between its 1-inch and 2-inch marks, as shown above. 7. Place both of the rubber bands on the yardstick lengthwise, threading each through one of the notches on the triangular tube. Pluck them to check that they make different tones. If not, choose rubber bands that vary more in thickness. JJJJJJJJJJJJJJ F L EE I NG A L I F E OF B OND A G E 2 X S S Ticket Agents and Railroad Operators 5 H S S S S S S S S Fighting for Abolition and Aiding Runaways S S S S ARRIET TUBMAN dreamed of escaping slavery.

These “Free Soilers” were small farmers who didn’t want to compete with giant plantations run by slave labor. Northerners also resented the political power of wealthy slave-owning Southerners. S. Congress is determined by the number of people living in that state. A clause called the Three-Fifths Clause allowed each slave to be counted as three-fifths of a free person for representation in the House of Representatives. This meant that regions with slaves had more representatives in Congress than nonslave regions.

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