The Underground Railroad - Vocabulary

Updated: 2/12/2021
The Underground Railroad - Vocabulary
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Underground Railroad

Flight to Freedom: The Story of the Underground Railroad

Lesson Plans by Elizabeth Pedro

The Underground Railroad maintained such high secrecy that little evidence can be found. The Underground Railroad was a secret line of farms leading from the slaves states to Canada. These "stations" were organized by hundreds of men and women who did not believe in slavery. Slaves were provided food, clothing, and a place to rest during daylight. The "conductors" of the railroad were daring and resourceful; they often had to participate in a ruse in order to avoid suspicion from slave owners.


Underground Railroad

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Underground Railroad Vocabulary | Vocabulary from Flight to Freedom

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  • ABOLITION
  • 13th Ammendment"Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."
  • PLANTATION
  • FUGITIVE
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  • n. the ending of a system or practice.
  • n. an estate on which crops such as cotton, coffee, sugar, and tobacco are cultivated.
  • n. a person who has escaped from a place or is in hiding.
  • VOCABULARY