By - Isabel

Main facts about slavery

They slaves were Africans brought over to Europe on ships. Slavery lasted over 200 years. When Abraham Lincoln made the Emancipation Proclamation it captured the hearts of many Americans. Thus, the Civil War ended slavery.

Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes and safe houses. Harriet Tubman was the leader of the Underground Railroad and saved over 300 slaves.


The slaves sang songs like 'Follow the Drinking Gourd and 'Go Down Moses'. The songs had secret codes in the songs and maps. 'Follow the Drinking Gourd' has a complete detailed map to Canada, so the salves know where to go.