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Delaware and the Underground Railroad

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Delaware and the Underground Railroad
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 2 to 4
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.04

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    anti-slavery, luckily, outbid, punishment, runaway, trader, guilty, longer, part, thee, slavery, business, history, escape, died, north
     content words:    United States, Underground Railroad, Thomas Garret, Harriet Tubman, Samuel Burris, Civil War

Other Languages
     Spanish: Delaware y el "ferrocarril subterráneo"


Delaware and the Underground Railroad
By Jennifer Kenny
  

1     For many years, slavery was a part of the history of the United States. In the early 1800s, though, the country began to split into two over whether slavery should be allowed or not.
 
2     Some of those who believed slaves should be free tried to help them escape. Safe houses became known as the Underground Railroad. Guides called "conductors" took the slaves to places where "station masters" kept them hidden until it was safe to travel north to freedom.
 
3     Many slaves fleeing from Virginia and Maryland escaped through Delaware. The Underground Railroad began in Dover, Delaware, and ran through Wilmington into Pennsylvania. Many slaves escaped along this path.

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