Militant Abolitionist John Brown

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At an early age Militant Abolitionist John Brown followed his father’s example of having devotion to his religion and a hard work ethic. Named for his grandfather who died in the revolutionary war, strong and lengthy John Brown loved to play physical sports like wrestling. One of the most important things to John Brown was the Christian book of worship otherwise known as the bible. Brown’s father not only taught John how to be a man, but he also passed down his belief in Calvinism which John took extremely serious. The loss of his mother at the age of eight was so diminishing that it was permanently engraved in John’s mind. The Declaration of Independence reads that all men are created equal and have the right to liberty. John Brown being the strong believer that…show more content…
“Brown, on the other hand, appeared as cool and composed as he had been throughout the battle” (Horwitz 171). Brown without any fear would preach to his wounded soldiers that they would die for a good cause if they were shot and killed during battle. John’s ability to maintain a calm composure and still be able to enforce actions through all of the death around him significantly expressed his leadership. Brown’s belief in the equality of all humans stood out to many people in this era as heroic. Brown did not treat rich people better nor worse than he would treat the poor village people. Equality for all people was more important to him than his own life. Brown was heroic and selfless for this because he made the community and people his first priority. “I want you to understand, gentlemen, he said, that I respect the rights of the poorest and weakest of colored people, oppressed by the slave system, just as much as I do those of the most wealthy and powerful” (Horwitz 187). This view made several people follow and start to believe that John Brown and his actions might actually be

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