John Brown Motivation

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First, of I would like to present John Brown. John Brown was born May 9, 1800 in Torrington, connecticut. He died December 2, 1859 in Charlestown Virginia. He was young when he and his family moved around a lot finally settling down in Ohio. In 1812 in Michigan, John Brown lodges with a slave-owning man. Brown’s memory of seeing the slave owner beat a man with a shovel, inspired his hatred of slavery. In January 1836 beset with economic difficulties. Brown establishes an important connection in Ohio’s abolitionist network. His life work begin to come into focus as he become a stationmaster of the Underground Railroad. He gives speeches in support of state laws discriminating against blacks. In the summer of 1839, he begins to consider a plan to lead a slave revolt.…show more content…
On October 16, 1859 the U.S. military arsenal at Harpers Ferry was the target of an assault by an armed band of abolitionists led by John Brown. This raid was intended to be the first stage in an elaborate plan to establish an independent strong hold of freed slaves in the mountains of Maryland and Virginia. In October 31, 1859 the defense concludes its case, having argued that Brown killed no one and owed no duty of loyalty to Virginia, and thus could not be guilty of treason against the state. On November 2 1859 after 45 minutes of deliberation , the jury finds Brown guilty of conspiracy, murder, and treason. Brown was sentenced to be hanged in public on December 2,

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