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Slavery/Underground Railroad in Iowa

  • Slavery begins

    Slavery begins
    There is no exact date when slavery began but around 1619 is when the first African slaves came to Colonial America.
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    Fugitive Slave Act
    [Fugitive Slave Act 0f 1793](http://<a href='' >Fugitive Slave Act of 1793</a> The Fugitive Slave Act of 1793 is an Act respecting fugitives from justice, and persons escaping from the service of their masters. go to the following website and read furhter on the Fugitive Slave Act of 1793
  • Underground Railroad

    Underground Railroad
    This isn't the exact date but this year is when the Underground Railroad was given its official name. Many slaves were guided from slavery in the South to freedom in the North via the Underground Railroad and its well known conductors.
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    This day marks the beginning of the end of slavery. The 13th Amendment was ratified Decmenber 6th and then passed on the 18th. This meant all slaves were free.