Underground Railroad

By btotte5
  • The Beginning of the Underground Railroad

    The Beginning of the Underground Railroad
    Organizations began to form to stop slavery. They helped fugitive slaves escape to freedom.
  • George Washington's View

    George Washington's View
    George Washington was not happy when he learned his runaway slaves were helped by an organization. This organization was the Underground Railroad.
  • Isaac Hopper's Contribution

    Isaac Hopper's Contribution
    In the year 1787, Isaac Hopper, a Quacker, started organizing a system for fugitive slaves. The system is also known as the Underground Railroad.
  • Fugitive Slave Act of 1793

    Fugitive Slave Act of 1793
    The Fugitive Slave Act of 1793 allowed slave hunters to capture runaways. The runaways then were not allowed to have a trial and the decision made was the final decision.
  • Underground Railroad Grows

    Underground Railroad Grows
    Homes and businesses were used to hide runaway slaves. This lead to many escapes for runaways.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    The Compromise of 1850 stated that citizens must help the recovery of slaves. It also denied a fugitives right to a jury trial. This was a terrible event for fugitives.
  • Fugitive Slave Act

    Fugitive Slave Act
    The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 demanded that if an escaped slave was found, he or she must report them. The slave must then travel back to their master.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    The Dred Scott Decision was a decision made by Congress in 1857 stating that slaves were not protected by the Constitution and could never be citizens.
  • Emancipation Proclimation

    Emancipation Proclimation
    Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamtion which stated: all slaves are free. This ended the Underground Railroad.
  • Thirteenth Ammendment

    Thirteenth Ammendment
    The Thirteenth Ammendment stated that slavery is banned in the United Sates. The nation now is slave free.