Underground Railroad Map

President Andrew Jackson

Underground Railroad Map and Routes: Free States and Slave States
This article provides an overview Underground Railroad Map together with a more detailed map showing many of the routes taken by fugitive slaves to escape the system of slavery in the Southern states. The Underground Railway was in operation between 1831 and 1865 when slavery was finally abolished. Up to this point the United States were divided between free states and slave states. For additional facts and information refer to the article on the Underground Railroad.

Underground Railroad Map and Routes
Andrew Jackson was the 7th American President who served in office from March 4, 1829 to March 4, 1837. One of the important events during his presidency was the emergence of the Underground Railroad and its escape routes from the slave states to the free states.

   
  

Underground Railroad Map and Routes (Overview of the Escape from Slavery)

Underground Railroad Map

Underground Railroad Map and Routes (Overview)

Underground Railroad Map and Routes: Overview of the Escape from Slavery
The following Underground Railroad Map shows an overview of the free states in the North and the slave states in the South together with routes to freedom leading to the North and Canada or further south to Mexico and the Spanish territories of Florida with access to the islands of the Caribbean.

Underground Railroad Map and Routes: Balance between Free States and Slave States
Slavery had been excluded from the Northwest by the Northwest Ordinance of 1787. The Fugitive Slave Act imposed harsh penalties on runaway slaves and the people who helped them. After 1812 up to the
American Civil war (1861-1865), maintaining the balance of free and slave states was considered of paramount importance by the federal legislature if the Union were to be preserved. The Missouri Compromise maintained the balance by admitting Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a non-slave state at the same time, retaining the balance between slave and free states. New states entering the Union were often admitted in pairs. The Arkansas Territory was opened to slave states by the Missouri Compromise, the unorganized territory in the west was closed to slavery by the Missouri Compromise. The Second Great Awakening resulted in the Abolitionist Movement which became active following Nat Turner's Rebellion and the establishment of the Underground Railroad. Also refer to Underground Railroad Symbols and Secret Codes.

Underground Railroad Map and Routes: Free States
Underground Railroad Map indicates the free states that were Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont and Maine. 

Underground Railroad Map and Routes: Slave States
Underground Railroad Map
indicates the slave states that consisted of Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

Underground Railroad Map and Routes: Detailed Map, the Escape from Slavery
The detailed Underground Railroad Map provides indications of the many escape routes taken by fugitive slaves. There were escape routes over land and escape routes traveling by water. The decision to run from slavery was extremely dangerous. The slaves were undertaking long and arduous routes and it was necessary to use hiding places along the way.  The hiding places were not only "safe houses but the natural environment also offered protection. Uninhabitable areas such as
swamps, bayous and waterways provided much needed protection throughout their journey and these areas are indicated on the detailed Underground Railroad Map and Routes.

Detailed Underground Railroad Map and Routes, the Escape from Slavery

Underground Railroad Map

Detailed Underground Railroad Map and Routes, the Escape from Slavery

Black History for kids: Important People and Events
For visitors interested in African American History refer to Black History - People and Events. A useful resource  for teachers, kids, schools and colleges undertaking projects for the Black History Month.

Underground Railroad Map - President Andrew Jackson Video
The article on the Underground Railroad Map provides information about one of the Important events of his presidential term in office. The following Andrew Jackson video will give you additional important facts and dates about the political events experienced by the 7th American President whose presidency spanned from March 4, 1829 to March 4, 1837.

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