Underground Railroad - Risks and Consequences

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Underground Railroad - Risks and Consequences by Mind Map: Underground Railroad - Risks and Consequences

1. Planning

1.1. Planning is a very sensitive topic. With very little time, people with knowledge, and maps, planning is extremely difficult.

1.1.1. Say you get away with planning. You have the knowledge, you have the maps, and you are ready. Now prepare for timing.

1.2. If you get caught with planning, the guards would destroy whatever you have. They would lash and possible rape you and your accomplices. You would also be beat in other ways, given less food and would suffer from the guards being harsher on you.

2. Timing

2.1. Timing is also very sensitive, but not the hardest task. Timing has to do with scheduling your escape and making your way out of the plantation. This would have to be at night, as you would need the darkness to conceal you, and the North Star to guide you.

2.2. Say you get away with timing. You make your way out of the facility, and start your escape.

2.2.1. If you get caught trying to leave the plantation, you and your acomplices will face the previously mentioned fates. Though, they may even kill you, as an example of why not to escape for the other slaves. This would be your final fate, and you would not be able to progress any further.

3. Escape

3.1. Escape is by far the hardest task. this is your entire journey on. You have practically nothing, and with little time before the guards realize you're gone.

3.1.1. During escape there are many risks: Animals, climate, the people chasing you, and disease.

3.1.1.1. If you make it out and go to an American state, such as Pennsylvania or New York, you will have to work to get back on your feet. You would have to work with nothing, and try to provide for yourself and any family/friends you may have with you. You will face the ongoing segregation and discrimination towards blacks. Along with this, you also have a chance of being kidnapped and sent back into slavery.

3.1.1.1.1. If you make it out and go to an area in Canada, you will have to work to get back on your feet. You would have to work with nothing, and try to provide for yourself and any family/friends you may have with you. You will face the ongoing segregation and discrimination towards blacks. Though, slavery would be completely out of your life, due to the 1793 Act to limit Slavery.