Standard 12 History Project
The Northwest Ordinance established that the western part of the U.S. should be separate, and the other states should not expand. Many states agreed that slavery should be banned in the Northwest part of the U.S. It was banned in the Northwest part of the United States, which made the Ohio River a dividing line. This was the first law to prohibit the expansion of slavery.
Thomas Garrett was another conductor, and he led out 2,700 slaves out of slavery. One of the most famous authors was Harriet Beecher Stowe. She wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin which showed why slaves should be freed from slavery. It would also later influence the Civil War.