Before the John Brown Raid at Harpers Ferry, the Pottawatomie Massacre, John Brown killed 5 pro-slaves on May 24, 1856, he was a Martyr.
Did John Brown's Raid at Harpers Ferry succeed?
Does anybody want to join my army!?
Missouri becomes a state 1820
We Will Join!
Fugitive Slave Act 1850
THEY ARE ATTACKING THE ARSENAL HELP!
Pottawatomie Massacre 1856
Take over the Arsenal!!
John Brown's Raid 1859
White southerners are attacking us! RUN!!
John Brown's raid began when he and his men took over the arsenal in Harpers ferry, Virginia, in hopes of starting slave rebellion. John Brown wanted to attack the federal arsenal in Virginia and seize weapons there. He planned to arm local slaves. Brown expected to kill or take hostage white southerners who stood in his way. John Brown needed an army but after 2 years, Brown only got 20 men.
Don't move or you are going to get shot!
John Brown attacked and took over the arsenal in Hapers Ferry, Virginia, in hopes of starting a slave rebellion. He sent several of his men into the countryside to get slaves to join.But because the African Americans were scared of punishment, they did not join him. Then, local southeners attacked Brown.
You have are being sentenced to death!
John Brown was a great abolitionist who fought his hardest to end slavery.
We are mourning his death
Federal troops arrived in Harpers Ferry the following night. The next morning, Colonel Robert E. Lee ordered a squad of marines to storm the firehouse. After a short period of time, the marines killed two more of Brown's men and captured the rest including John Brown.
Hey! you're arrested!
December 2nd, 1859 was the day of John Brown's death, he was hung. Brown was convicted of treason, murder, and conspiracy. Some of Brown's men also received death sentences.
He was convicted for treason, murder, and conspiracy.
Northerners were upset about te death of John Brown, but some abolitionists criticized his extreme actions. Most southerners felt threatened by Brown's actions and they worried a "John Brown the Second" might attack. They want to leave the union.
We feel threatened by his actions
We are convinced the safety of the South lies only outside the present union