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Freedom Train
The Freedom Train
was a traveling exhibit of original documents that had an important influence on American history. Christened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on September 17, 1947, it visited some 300 communities before the tour ended on January 22, 1949.
Free Soil Party
The Free Soil Party
was formed by angry Democrats in 1848. The platform of the Free Soil Party opposed the extension of slavery into new territories or states, but carefully avoided the question of whether slavery itself should remain legal.
The Articles of Confederation
The Articles of Confederation
went into effect on March 1, 1781, and remained in effect until ratification of the U.S. Constitution. It created a loose confederation of the states with most power vested with the state governments.
Lucy Stone
Lucy Stone
was inspired to fight for women's rights while still young, when her father told her that women had no need for a formal education. She gave her first speech on women's rights in 1847, and spent much of the rest of her life speaking and writing on behalf of both woman suffrage and abolition.
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