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Before modern medicine wiped out the disease in the 1970s, millions of people died from smallpox. TRIANGLE TRADE A way to describe the slave trade, because of the shape of the route that slave ships traveled. The ships started in England, landed in western Africa to pick up slaves, then went to the Americas, then back to England. UNDERGROUND RAILROAD A large network of secret routes and safe houses that worked to transport runaway slaves to freedom in the northern states or Canada.

Sojourner Truth demanded a ride on a carriage, and after a crowd gathered in support of her, the carriage was forced to stop. She refused to get off the carriage when the driver demanded she leave. Later, she made sure the driver was fired. She helped to bring about enforcement of the carriage laws. 29 GLOSSARY ABOLITIONIST A person who opposed slavery. COLONY A place, usually occupied by settlers, that is under the control of another country. Colonies were often created to benefit the mother country, usually by sending back needed raw materials such as crops, minerals, or lumber.

TRIANGLE TRADE A way to describe the slave trade, because of the shape of the route that slave ships traveled. The ships started in England, landed in western Africa to pick up slaves, then went to the Americas, then back to England. UNDERGROUND RAILROAD A large network of secret routes and safe houses that worked to transport runaway slaves to freedom in the northern states or Canada.

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