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Kaitlin Bui
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Harriet Tubman’s Greatest Achievements You want to know what a true hero does? In fact, Harriet Tubman was known as one of the greatest heroes. Harriet Tubman was born in Dorchester County, Maryland in 1822. She had a harsh life born into slavery, but like so many slaves, Harriet lived with fear of losing her family; she had a mother and two sisters. When her master died in 1849, Harriet made a life-changing decision. I had reasoned this out of my mind; there was one of two things I had a right to do, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other” (Background Essay). Harriet is remembered for escaping from slavery, and led many others to safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. Harriet is has showed confidence in her and she’s superior and noble to many. Harriet’s greatest achievements is becoming a free African American, supporting the Union Army, and assisting the need in hand.
Harriet Tubman is definitely someone to remember because she escaped from the horrible life of a slave and had a lot of pride for what she really believed in. For example, Harriet was not working alone; she was part of the secret network. It was described as series of safe houses strung out along the routes of the slave border states to Canada. Harriet believed that as a slave, she at least wanted some freedom, but her masters and owners all strongly disagreed with her. During that time, it was all white people that were in charge, they were more powerful than others and controlled whatever that was theirs. So, Harriet got tired being a slave and wanted to be free.
During the Civil War, Harriet Tubman served as a spy and was the first women to lead a military expedition. Harriet showed great service to the Union Army because she wanted freedom for all the people who were forced into slavery and she gathered as many brave African Americans as she could to join her as spies. “There she headed up a team of eight black spies to operate behind the lines and provide intelligence for a Union raid to free,” (Document C). On June 2, 1863 Harriet set out on one of the most dangerous and dramatic missions. Tubman helped Colonel James Montgomery plan a raid to free slaves from the plantations along the Combahee River in South Carolina. (Document C) They rescued about 800 people--- men, women, children, and babies--- and didn’t even lose one soldier in the attack. Harriet was a resourceful women, she was always there to help when it was needed. She was never doubted to complete her missions.
Harriet proved that