Civil War: Fighting Against Slavery



There were many people in both the North and South who opposed slavery and tried to help. Some fought in the courts and others in government. Others tried to help the slaves directly. Some slaves took matters into their own hands and tried to escape from slavery. They were helped by those along the way at a series of stops in churches, farms and other ‘safe’ places, collectively known as the Underground Railroad. This is 1 of 27 lessons in the unit.

Material Type:
Curriculum Unit
Grade Level:
3, 4, 5
Revolution and the New Nation (1754-1820s), Expansion, Industrialization & Reform (1801-1861), Civil War & Reconstruction (1850-1877)
United States, North America
Time Period:
1754-1820, 1801-1861, 1850-1877