Was John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry successful?
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Cotton Gin Kansas-Nebraska Act John Browns raid on Harper's Ferry 1793 1854 October 19th, 1859
Hmm.. I haven't killed in a while
Let's give them a reason to end slavery!
Michael Evans Period 5 Mr. Oxenbridge
John Brown had been inactive for over 3 years. This lead him to his raid on Harper's Ferry. John Brown- An abolishonist who killed for the cause. Killed 5 people in the Pottawatomie Massacre The raid on Harper's Ferry- Where John Brown lead 20 people to take over a pro-slave arsenal
This is our arsenal!
John Brown gathered about 20 men to join in on his battle against slavery.
This is the United States Marines! We have you surrounded!
John Brown went on to take over an arsenal in Harper's Ferry to try and start a slave rebellion.
This shows how John Brown did not succeed. The south considered him in modern terms a terrorist. This also leads them to threaten secession from the nation because if the North thought what was happening was good that they would not protect them in the future.
Local white southerners attacked brown and his men but eight of his men and three local men were killed.
The rest of the army retreated to a firehouse where they were met by marines the next night. This lead to two more of Brown's men dying and the rest captured including Brown.
Brown was then order to be hanged in which his sentence was carried out a month later on December 2nd, 1859.