John Brown

John Brown

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  • John Brown declared himself the 'chosen one', and started a journey of murder and revenge in the name of the abolition movement. 
  • I am the chosen one! I will be the one to abolish slavery!
  • um ya right
  • May 21st, 1856: Pro-slavery men raided the abolitionist town of Lawrence, which caused Brown and his sons to seek revenge.
  • This is the home of one of the biggest slave owners- we will be back at the dead of night for him.
  • Prepare to die, scummy slaveowners!
  • In 1856 John Brown and his sons dragged five of the biggest slave owners of the area out of their home and brutally murdered them.
  • In 1859, John Brown led a raid on Harper's Ferry to steal guns and start a slave revolt.
  • We will distribute the guns tonight and revolt soon!
  • But before he could complete his mission, the local militia stopped John Brown and arrested him.
  • HALT!
  • Oh rats!
  • John Brown was sentenced to death by hanging on December 2, 1859. His actions showcased the extremes of the tensions of this time in US History, on both sides.
  • I am going to be more famous than John Brown
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