The Underground Railroad is a term used from about the 1840s to describe an informal network of secret routes and safe houses used by fugitive slaves in the United States of America on their journey north to “Free States” or Canada. It spanned twenty-nine states, as well as Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Quakers played an active part in it, along with many others.
This PowerPoint and Notes set covers all of the major causes that led to the Civil War, including Fugitive Slave Law, Compromise of 1850, popular sovereignty, Underground Railroad, Kansas-Nebraska Act, etc. This powerpoint and note set is a great way to keep your students engaged!