Harriet Tubman should have a monument in Washington D.C. because of all of the things she has done for slaves and the North during the Civil War.
Harriet Tubman deserves a monument in Washington D.C. because of the ways how she helped people. Harriet Tubman helped free slaves from their slave owners. According to Biography.com "Over time, she was able to guide her parents, several siblings and about 60 others to freedom." Harriet Tubman lead slaves to the North by using a system of tunnels called the Underground Railway. In the North, the slaves would have more rights than they would of if they stayed in the South. This all Changed when the Fugitive Slave Act took effect. This meant that if anybody found escaped or free slaves, then they could capture them and return them to their owners for money. Harriet Tubman found out about this and re-routed the Underground Railway to Canada, which prohibited slavery categorically. According to Biography.com "Law enforcement officials in the North were compelled to aid in the capture of slaves, regardless of their personal principles. In response to the law, Tubman re-routed the Underground Railroad to Canada, which prohibited slavery categorically."
Harriet Tubman also deserves a monument in Washington D.C. because she helped the Union army during the Civil War. According to Biography.com "Working for the Union Army as a cook and nurse, Tubman quickly became an armed scout and spy. The first woman to lead an armed expedition in the war, she guided the Combahee River Raid, which liberated more than 700 slaves in South Carolina." Harriet Tubman helped the North spy on the South when she used the Underground Railway to free slaves. For helping the North during the Civil War, Harriet Tubman should get a monument for the good deeds she has done to the troops. Harriet Tubman helped the troops with medical problems and cooked for them.
Harriet Tubman donated some of her land to the African Methodist Episcopal Church. According to Biography.com "1903, she donated a parcel of her land to the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Auburn. The Harriet Tubman Home for the Aged opened on this site in 1908." Harriet Tubman continued to help people even though she was in poor health. Harriet Tubman helped a business get going. The business helps older people, like a nursing home does. Harriet Tubman was all about helping others, so this is why she needs a monument.
Where the monument should be and why - Harriet Tubman's monument should be by the Lincoln Memorial because Martin Luther King Jr., and Abraham Lincoln was mostly talking about slavery. On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. gave his I have a Dream Speech that dealt with slavery. His speech was to hope that slaves in North America would be free and have equal rights as the whites did. Abraham Lincoln came into office as president of the United States to end slavery, and bring the Southern states back to be re-united with the North. Abraham started the Civil War to bring back the South, since they seceded, and to end slavery. Now, Harriet Tubman's memorial should go somewhere beside the Lincoln Memorial because this would be the right place to put it. The whole entire area is remembered by famous people, trying to give African Americans freedom.
Harriet Tubman should have a monument in Washington D.C. by the Lincoln memorial because she helped slaves escape from the South. Harriet Tubman helped give over 700 African Americans freedom. Harriet Tubman also helped the Union Army in the Civil War by being a nurse and a cook. Harriet was an armed spy for the Union Army. Harriet Tubman's monument should be by the Lincoln's memorial because Abraham Lincoln was trying to free the slaves and bring back the South. Martin Luther King Jr. also gave his I Have a Dream Speech at the Lincoln Memorial. Martin Luther was trying to free slaves and get African American's the rights they deserve. When people see the Lincoln memorial, they will think of what Abraham Lincoln did. When they think of what Abraham Lincoln had done, they will think about the Emancipation Proclamation, which tried to free slaves. This sets the perfect mood for Harriet Tubman's memorial.